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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Prevention is the goal for the Coalition for Youth and Families

Coalition serves to increase awareness and educate


December 19, 2019

DAYTON—Chelsey Eaton, Columbia County’s Public Health Wellness Initiative/Coalition Coordinator, is leading the charge to help the members of the Coalition for Youth and Families to craft and implement a strategic plan to educate the community on prevention awareness, and raise awareness about mental health issues that contribute to substance use.

How are Dayton youth doing in regard to substance use, as compared to students state-wide?

In October 2018 Dayton students in Grades 6 - 11 took the Healthy Youth Survey, which they do every two years.

Data from the survey was compiled, resea...

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