NEW!!!  "Not So Easy" Program Newsletter- Fall 2021 Issue
Check out the first issue of our quarterly newsletter to provide alcohol licensees, community partners and the public with information about alcohol, underage drinking and relevant laws/issues.  It also highlights the work of local alcohol licensees to prevent underage drinking.
"Rhode Rules for Rhode Island" is a campaign to help RI residents learn about the Social Host Law which states that it is illegal to buy, provide, supply alcohol or provide a place to consume alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.  For information please visit:   https://www.facebook.com/SocialHostRI

During Mental Health Month, the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition became a partner of The Bandana Project-  a nation wide mental health awareness and suicide prevention movement.  We are excited to introduce this project to everyone!  We need your help!  To find out more about the project and what a "lime green bandana" is, visit our Bandana Project page at http://blackstonevalleypreventioncoalition.com/bandana-project.

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

This is a "must see"  virtual education program for parents, caregivers, educators or anyone working with teens.  The awareness program will show what may be hidden in your teen's bedroom that may indicate dangerous or high risk behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, vaping, self-harm or other risky behaviors.  Our hope is that it will empower parents to communicate with their children about at risk behaviors that can lead to substance abuse disorders.  Go to BVPC's "Hidden in Plain Sight" program by clicking this link:   https://bvpc-hips.com/

COVID-19

For information about COVID-19  prevention, testing and vaccinations please visit:   https://covid.ri.gov/
or
Call the RI Department of Health COVID-19 Info Line at (401)222-8022  (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition recognizes the amount of uncertainty and stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to everyone.  Please visit our "Mental Health Matters" page for activities and strategies of how to cope during this very difficult time.  Stay healthy and safe!  We are all in this together!
Prevent Overdose RI Home Page:  https://preventoverdoseri.org/

Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition 

Formerly 7 distinct Prevention Coalitions, BVPC is now a regional Prevention Coalition comprised from Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield,  Pawtucket and Woonsocket.  

Who We Are

A regional coalition of community members that come together with a mission to develop, implement, and advocate for effective community-based prevention initiatives.

What We Do

Serve as a catalyst to engage community members to improve the health & wellness of
their community.

Form partnerships to initiate comprehensive, collaborative community prevention initiatives.

Disseminate information about alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and issues related to individual and community health & wellness.

Develop media campaigns to provide information to the community.

Provide community education opportunities on health & wellness issues.

Provide healthy youth alternative activities within each community and the region as a whole.

Who We Partner With

Youth
Adults
Parents
Educators
Older Adults
Elected Officials
Local Businesses
Civic Organizations
Healthcare Community
Faith Based Community
Youth Serving  Agencies
Safety & Law Enforcement
Behavioral Healthcare agencies