PARTNERSHIPS
Drug Free Collier
We are the "Go-to" people for juvenile substance abuse prevention in Collier County. We provide educational presentations and workshops for the private and public sectors.

We provide opportunities for families and students to participate in activities that increase resiliency. By offering alternative activities such as Sun n Fun concerts, children of all ages can have a great time in a drug free and safe environment.

We change our community by educating those who sell alcohol. The law enforcement agencies in Collier County collaborate with us to inform convenience stores and the hospitality industry on the laws and dangers of selling alcohol to underage youth.

We collaborate with the environmentalists of our community to provide the citizens of Collier County a safe method and environmentally friendly method to dispose of medication. Please see our calendar for Operation Medicine Cabinet events and bring us all your unused medication.

We partner with the entire community of Collier County to carry forth our prevention efforts. The mission of the Coalition is to decrease juvenile substance abuse in Collier County through increased education, prevention services and support. It takes a collaborative community effort to achieve our mission.

Link opens new window to Drug Free Collier Ana DiMercurio
Telephone: 239.377.0535
E-Mail: adimercurio@drugfreecollier.org
Web: http://www.drugfreecollier.org/

HIV AIDS Network of Collier County (HANCC) Partnership
The purpose of HANCC is to promote effective care and prevention programming in Collier County. Our goal is to reduce the further spread of HIV infection in the county. HANCC members collaborate through an ongoing participatory process incorporating the views and perspectives of providers of HIV services and those infected and affected by HIV.

Meetings are held four times a year in different locations throughout the county (calendar). HANCC is part of a larger, regional planning body known as the Regional HIV/AIDS Council (RHAC). RHAC consists of county health department directors and a community representative from each county in South West Florida Area 8 (Collier, Lee, Sarasota, De Soto, Hendry and Charlotte).

HIV AIDS Network of Collier County Partnership logo Renato Cardenas
Telephone: 239.252.8352
E-Mail: Renato Cardenas
Web: None
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Keep Collier Beautiful
As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., Keep Collier Beautiful is a non-profit, public education organization dedicated to improving waste handling practices in Collier County.

Keep Collier Beautiful, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is governed by a volunteer board representing business and industry, government, environmental organizations, civic and professional associations.

Keep Collier Beautiful, Inc. serves as an umbrella organization and as a catalyst to bring together diverse groups to help Keep Collier Beautiful through litter and marine debris control and prevention, recycling, and education.

Link opens new window to Keep Collier Beautiful Jim Zimmerman
Telephone: 239.580.8319
E-Mail: litternot@earthlink.net
Web: http://keepcollierbeautiful.com/

Safe and Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County
Vision: To improve health outcomes and prevent injuries among children (0-18 years of age) within Collier County. Mission: To facilitate partnerships with local agencies to develop synergistic programs that address defined health and injury prevention issues involving Collier County youth.

We are a local group of 38 government and non-profit agency child advocates combining efforts to support the coalition's mission and vision. For example, drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages one to four in Collier County. It's silent, happens quickly and is 100% preventable. The Coalition also focuses on SIDS and other sleep-related Infant deaths. According to Bureau of Vital Statistics, suffocation is the leading cause of death for children less than 1 year of age in Collier County. These issues along with childhood obesity can be addressed through the cooperation and collaboration of the many organizations involved with the Coalition.

Link opens new window to Safe and Healthy Children Coalition Paula DiGrigoli, Executive Director
Telephone: 239.552.7788
Fax: 239.552.7779
E-Mail: info@safehealthychildren.org
Web: http://safehealthychildren.org/

School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
SHAC will provide a forum where the school community, health professionals and interested citizens can network on issues and seek solutions for improved health and wellness in the lives of students, families and the community.

The School Health Advisory Committee:

Annually reviews and approves School Health Plans
Advises the school district of current initiatives and resources
Program planning
Parent and Community Involvement
Advocacy
Recruitment of community health resources
Evaluation, accountability and quality control

Membership may include representatives from the eight components of Coordinated School Health: Health Education, Healthy School Nutrition, Physical Education, School Health Services, Guidance and Counseling, Healthy School Environment, Staff Wellness, Family and Community Involvement.

SHAC Logo Cindy Whetsell
239.252.2684
E-Mail: Cindy Whetsell
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Healthy Communities Coalition
The Healthy Communities Coalition consists of interested citizens, governmental agencies along with public and private organizations who believe a community's growth can be better planned for a healthier, more livable and sustainable infrastructure. Our mission is to enhance the health, safety and welfare of our community through increasing awareness of responsible growth.

With 68% of Americans overweight or obese this is becoming the driving force for diabetes and other related chronic diseases even in children which are preventable. Consequently, unhealthy weight gain in the population is predominantly a result of consuming too many calories while involved in little or no physical activity.

Healthy Communities Logo link opens to Healthy Communities Coalition web page Deborah Chesna
Telephone: 239.252.2594
E-Mail: Deborah Chesna
Web: http://HealthyCollier.org
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SWAT - Students Working Against Tobacco
SWAT is Florida's statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate and equip Florida youth to revolt against and de-glamorize Big Tobacco. We are a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobacco free future.

SWAT won't tell you what to do or how to think. Our mission is simple...we just share the facts and let you decide for yourself.

SWAT is here to expose the facts about Corporate Tobacco. SWAT gives Florida youth a voice to stand up to Corporate Tobacco.

SWAT empowers Florida youth to educate their peers about the manipulative tactics of Big Tobacco so that together we can take a stand and make a change for the next generation.

Mission: Generate awareness about what Big Tobacco does to get youth addicted to their deadly products. Youth advocacy group that promotes leadership and community involvement.

Link opens new window to Students Working Against Tobacco Rachel Brandhorst
Telephone: 239.252.6852
E-Mail: Rachel Brandhorst
Web: http://gen-swat.com/
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Tobacco Free Collier Partnership
The Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership of Collier County is comprised of agencies representing many different sectors of the community including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, medical clinics, educational institutions, and community leadership groups committed to establishing a Tobacco-Free Collier County.

Mission:
Reduce tobacco related illness and deaths through promotion of a healthy, tobacco-free lifestyle
Reduce the appeal of tobacco to youth through education, advocacy, and the support of law enforcement
Fulfill the requirements of the State of Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
Address policy and work towards various tobacco-free policies within the community

Tobacco Free Collier Partnership meetings are held every other month (calendar) in Room 206 Building H (map). Previous meeting minutes: December 2013, October 2013, August 2013 , May 2013 , March 2013, January 2013, December 2012.

If you would like information on Smoking Cessation programs facilitated by the Tobacco Free Collier Partnership, please visit the Prevention Services page.

Tobacco Free Collier Partnership logo Rachel Brandhorst
Telephone: 239.252.6852
E-Mail:Rachel Brandhorst
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