GFPC works tirelessly to implement important policy change related to Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD), in our region. Learn more about our work, by clicking on the links below:
This type of programming increases substance abuse awareness through media campaigns and public service announcements. We utilize radio and newspaper advertising, brochures, flyers and other educational materials to promote public awareness of local substance abuse issues and prevention methods.
GFPC continues to build its community capacity in strong collaborations and partnerships.
GFPC collects data within the 14th Judicial District through the following Surveys:
Healthy Kids Colorado Survey
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Community ATOD Report
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Parent ATOD Report
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Youth Programming Survey
In cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, Grand Futures conducts yearly tobacco compliance checks. Youth volunteers under the age of 18 or 21 attempt to purchase tobacco or alcohol products at local convenience stores, supermarkets, and liquor stores. The purpose of the checks is to determine if tobacco or alcohol products are being sold to minors. Businesses are provided with information regarding asking for and checking identification, as well as information on the laws against selling to minors and the consequences of breaking those laws. The checks have been educational in nature some years, while other years citations have been issued to the business if they sold to the minor.
GFPC partners with local police departments and other community organizations in the National Drug Take Back Day, where community residents acan safely dispose of unused or expires prescription or over-the-counter drugs. NTB Day is a way to offer community residents a way to SAFELY dispose of medications, in hopes that medication will not reach landfills, water sources, and most importantly - the hands of youth or others that may take these drugs for recreational use. This program is offered through the DEA and is currently scheduled for twice per year. Check our calendar to see the next NTB Day. For more information, visit www.RxDrugsNotYoursNotSafe.com
Offering informational brochures, interactive displays, and other materials at local health fairs and other community and school events, GFPC reaches thousands of parents and community members to raise awareness of the issue of substance abuse and prevention resources available.
Grand Futures offers TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) in Grand and Moffat Counties. We also offer a similar program, SSART (Steamboat Springs Alcohol Responsibility Class), which is recognized in the City of Steamboat Springs only. These programs train alcohol servers (bartenders, wait staff, liquor store clerks) to serve alcohol responsibly as well as provides information on asking for and checking identification. Many cities in our area require that anyone serving alcohol must be server certified. Please review our Calendar to see when the next training is scheduled in your area.
Text-A-Tip is a NEW service in Routt County and Moffat County that allows all community members (students, parents and anyone that can text) to ANONYMOUSLY report crime tips, such as Underage Drinking, Suicidal Thoughts, Domestic Violence, Drunk Drivers and Illegal Drugs among others. Click HERE for more information on Text-A-Tip.