About Us

Healthy Communities Healthy Youth was the new name given to the Families First AODA committee in 1997.

The Mission remained the same:

“To reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among Waushara County’s youth.”

Vision:  “Waushara County is a place where substance abuse is diminishing, and where youth are increasingly involved, healthy and successful.”

National prevention efforts of the past several years have been based on the Strategic Prevention Framework.  This strategy looks at building up membership and having key stakeholders at the meetings. There is also the assessment part to determine if the community is ready to make environmental changes that would change the culture of drinking.  A plan is developed as to what environmental change to work on based on the assessment.  The planning is then put into action followed by evaluation.  See Impact and Accomplishments.

The committee continues to promote asset building and working at making environmental changes.

For more information contact Mary LaBlanc, HCHY Chair at 920-787-6600 or marykay.lablanc@co.waushara.wi.us