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Issue 16: Winter 2016
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Partnership for Change (PFC) is a local coalition of youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, and community groups that are working together to reduce drug use among youth and young adults in northwest Hennepin County. Learn more here.

One Small Dose

Synthetic drugs in Minnesota and across the United States is on the rise. On February 21st Dateline shared the story of 17-year-old Tara Fitzgerald, a Woodbury teenager who died of an overdose in 2014. Preview the story here.

Upcoming Event

Join us for this day-long event on May 12th, "From Statistics to Solutions" at Hennepin Technical College. The conference will address the underlying issues of youth substance use by collaborating with multiple organizations. Register here.

Coalition Member Spotlight

Partnership for Change sat down with Maple Grove Senior High Action for Reaction members, Amber Speight and Beatrice Ogeh, to ask a few questions. Read on...

Senate Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Today, after a week of deliberation and consideration of amendments, the U.S. Senate passed S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), by a vote of 94-1. This is an important victory for the prevention field! Read on...

PFC in the Press

The Osseo Police Department is now accepting unwanted and unused medications from residents in collaboration with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Hennepin County Environment and Energy, North Memorial Medical Center and Partnership for Change. “The drop-box will offer a service to the residents of Osseo to help remove these drugs from their homes," said Chief Mikkelson. Read on...
The CDC has released new Prevention Status Reports that highlight - for all 50 states and the District of Columbia - the status of public health policies and practices designed to address 10 important public health problems and concerns, including prescription drug overdose and alcohol-related harms. See more here.
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