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
Mission Statement:

SWAT is Florida's statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate and equip Florida youth to revolt against and de-glamorize Big Tobacco. SWAT is a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobacco free future.

We will not stand by and idly watch tobacco kill our friends and family. We will not be manipulated by a multi-billion dollar industry, nor will we replace the hundreds of addicts that die every day. We will change policy. Reach out to lawmakers. Expose marketing schemes. Influence our peers. And save lives. We are the generation that will stop manipulative Big Tobacco companies. We Are SWAT

By participating in SWAT, students can gain volunteer hours and valuable experience participating in outreach initiatives, tobacco counter-marketing campaigns, policy advocacy, data collection and analysis, and even educating local decision makers. SWAT members have the unique opportunity to influence local policy change while developing important leadership skills along the way.

To learn more, or to join the movement, please contact Robert Ostbye at the number below, or visit www.swatflorida.com.


Link opens new window to Students Working Against Tobacco Robert Ostbye, MPH
Telephone: 239.252.2672
E-Mail: Robert Ostbye
Web: www.swatflorida.com
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Tobacco Free Collier Partnership
The Tobacco Free Collier Partnership is comprised of individuals and 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: To develop and promote policies which reduce the use and effects of tobacco in Collier County.

Goals:
Prevent youth and young adults from starting to use tobacco products
Protect collier county citizens from involuntary exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke
Provide support to local tobacco consumers who want to quit

At no cost, Tobacco Free Collier Offers:
Help for local businesses to adopt tobacco-free workplaces policies
Assistance for local businesses that want to provide tobacco cessation benefits to their employees
Assistance and tools for property managers who want to offer "smoke-free" as an amenity
Guidance and support for local renters who want to find a smoke-free place to live
Free presentations on a variety of additional tobacco control initiatives, particularly Big Tobacco‘s manipulative marketing
tactics towards children

For more information about Tobacco Free Collier, or to find out how to get involved; contact your local tobacco prevention specialists. You can follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/tobaccofreecollier or Twitter at @TobaccoFreeCC.

Tobacco Free Collier Partnership logo Robert Ostbye, MPH
Telephone: 239.252.2672
E-Mail:Robert Ostbye

Melissa Peacock
Telephone: 239.252.5535
E-Mail:Melissa Peacock

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