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Underage and uninformed alcohol use continues to take its toll in our homes and on our highways.

An Opioid epidemic is tearing at the fabric of our community.

Our youth are challenged more than ever to make decisions about readily accessible drugs like pain meds and marijuana.

The Pima County CPC has over a decade of insight, capability, and capacity for effective prevention efforts thanks to our membership of 40 local agencies and over 100 members.

If you also feel that these are critical community and family issues: Contact us. Join us. Support us.

We need every parent, grandparent, youth, and community member to participate in the vision of a healthy future for Pima County.
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About Pima CPC

Subcommittees

Communities of Concern

Communities of Concern Subcommittee

Meeting: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM 2nd Tuesday of each Month

CPC/PPEP Offices
1200 East Ajo Road, Tucson

Purpose of Committee

Encourage family discussions the risks of alcohol use and drug misuse and help families develop prevention plans.

Committee Members

Maggie Myers
Margie Mortimer
Lisa Longo
Kate Meyer
Spencer Gorin

Recent Accomplishments

CoC members finalized the Just Sayin’ Facilitator Guide for the Parent/Youth Dialogues (see below) and completed four dialogues in May.

Current Projects

CoC is collaborating with AZYP on bringing a Parent/Youth Dialogue activity to Strengthening Families groups and the Amado Youth Project.


Diverse Voices in Prevention Subcommittee

Meeting: 12 PM (Noon) – 1:30 PM First Thursday of each month

CPC/PPEP Offices
1200 East Ajo Road, Tucson

Purpose of Committee

Language and culture should not be barriers to access and availability for important health and prevention services. Parents, Providers and Community Members need a better understanding of how to work within diverse populations to improve youth substance abuse prevention efforts, client care and eliminate racial and ethnic care disparities.

Committee Members

N/A

Recent Accomplishments

11th Annual Cultural Competency Training Conference May 9, 2018

Current Projects

Debriefing the two events from this year, the January 2018 Round Table and the recent 11th Annual Cultural Competency Training held on May 9, 2018.  Discussing our focus and strategies moving into fall 2018.

Communities of Concern Subcommittee

MAPIC meetings:
1:30 pm – 3 pm
3rd Monday of each Month
EXCEPT March, June, September
& December

801 West Congress, Tucson
Pima County Housing Center

Purpose of Committee

Increase awareness and education efforts in the community to decrease medication misuse.  

Committee Members

Chair – Keith Boesen
Key Personnel – Amy Bass, Kate Meyer, Karen McGarrity

Recent Accomplishments

MAPIC Symposium 2018

Current Projects

N/A

 MOSS

Media Marketing Outreach Support Subcommittee

Meeting: 8:30 am – 10 am
2nd Thursday of each Month
(Coffee & Snacks provided)
CPC/PPEP Offices
1200 East Ajo Road, Tucson

Purpose of Committee

Provides assistance in marketing, advertising and publicity to other subcommittees within the Pima County CPC coalition. Our subcommittee is available to assist in the development and dissemination of coordinated messages from the other CPC Subcommittees for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.  We provide assistance with the development of marketing materials and social media messages to promote visibility throughout Pima County.

Committee Members

Benny Broughton, Chair
Kate Meyer, CPC Prevention Coordinator
Kara Crosby Secretary
Ed Dunin-Wasowicz, CPC Advisor
Alfonso Valenzuela
Avai d’ Amico
Adam Peebles

Recent Accomplishments

MMOSS has created several PSA’s that have been airing on radio with the Cumulus radio group and on Television on KVOA.   We also have created youth inspired outdoor messages on the bus benches as well as assisting PEAPS with a flyer/trifold.                                            

Current Projects

Social Media Updates, You Tube Updates, Parents Commission Grant Information, Webpage ideas, Advertising Phrases, Hashtags and updates.

PEAPS 

Meeting: 9-10:30 am
1st Wednesday of every month

at MADD Office 2020 N. Forbes #102

Purpose of Committee

To inform parents and caregivers of the dangers of substance abuse and educate our community on effective prevention strategy trends in Pima County.

Committee Members

· Berry, Christine
· Calza, Dominique
· Davis, Monica
· Hertzog, Helena
· Mason-Biggers, Beverly
· Meyer, Kate
· Morales, Thelma
· Newman, Alexis
· Ornelas, Maria
· Ornelas, Oyuki
· Stumfoll, Heather
· Towne, Susan – Chair
· Villarreal, Sonia
· Zamorano, Anaiz

Recent Accomplishments

· We completed a Train the Trainer for 30 TUSD Family & Cultural Centers Staff this year and 50 community members last year in regard to MADD’s Power of Parents, Marijuana 360 and RX 360.
· These three programs are facilitated every 3rd Saturday of the month to approximately 10 parents at the Jacobs YMCA.
· Created a Parent Help Card

Current Projects

· Offering additional information and resources to the parents in regard to naloxone and HIV testing
· Recruiting Parent Ambassadors
· Continuing collaboration with MADD, AZYP and SIROW

Steering Committee

Meeting:  10:30am-12pm
Second Thursday of each month

at Pima County Housing Building.

Purpose of Committee

To develop the vision and strategic direction of the Coalition and make recommendations to the Coalition.

Committee Members

Paul Lovelis
Susan Towne
Debra Stevenson
Margaret Higgins
Beverly Mason Biggers
Kara Crosby
Thea Tate
Dr. Eva Maldonado
Mauricio Lopez

Recent Accomplishments

CPC Strategic Retreat

Current Projects

CPC Strategic Direction, CPC Bylaws

Underage Drinking Prevention Collaborative

Meeting: 10 am – 11:30 am
3rd Tuesday of each Month
1200 East Ajo Road, Tucson
CPC/PPEP Offices

Purpose of Committee

The purpose of the UDPC is to partner with law enforcement, schools, community organizations in order to prevent underage drinking through policy change, community education and other awareness strategies.

Committee Members

Lieutenant Bob Garza-Tucson Police Department
Amy Bass- CPC/PPEP, Inc
Tony Bruno- DFC/PPEP, Inc
Christi Castillo- University of Arizona
Ed Dunin-Wasowicz- D-W/McGarrity Inc
Gabriella Garayzar- Child & Family Resources, Inc
Ariana Garcia- City High School AmeriCorps
Jamal Givens- Child & Family Resources, Inc
Peggy Glider- University of Arizona
Melissa Gomez- Amistades, Inc
Karen McGarrity- D-W/McGarrity, Inc
Kate Meyer- CPC/PPEP, Inc
Margie Mortimer- TFRUD
Irene Thongkumsai- CPC/PPEP, Inc
Daniel Webb- Arizona Department of Liquor
Officer Trey Brown- Oro Valley Police Department

Recent Accomplishments

Creation of a Red Tag magnet/sticker with information about what a Red Tag is (what the Tucson Police Department issues for Unruly Gatherings) for dissemination at liquor stores and student housing complexes. The Collaborative was also instrumental in updating the social host ordinance within Tucson City Code (16-32e).

Current Projects

We are currently identifying additional locations for dissemination of the newly created Red Tag magnet/sticker. The Tucson Police Department is also working on the creation of a PowerPoint Presentation that could potentially be presented in many area schools about the dangers of underage drinking. The Collaborative will also continue to expand law enforcement involvement to other agencies.

Events

Amado Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

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Amado Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

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