What We Do
To achieve its vision of a healthy, vibrant Transylvania County, free of substance misuse and underage drinking, the C.A.R.E. Coalition strives to create environmental change; that is, change that impacts the community as a whole, focusing on increasing the “protective factors” for youth.
See our Annual Reports for specific accomplishments.
These research- and evidence-based activities fall under one or more of the strategies below:
Provide Information— conducting presentations, workshops, media campaigns, web-based communications to reduce substance misuse and increase youth empowerment.
Provide Support—supporting people or organizations that reduce risk of and enhance protection against substance use disorder and underage drinking.
Enhance Skills–conducting activities designed to increase skills of participants, members, and staff to achieve population level outcomes.
Enhance Access/Reduce Barriers–improving systems and processes to increase ease and ability to utilize important services.
Change Consequences (Incentives/Disincentives)–increasing or decreasing probability of a specific behavior by altering the consequences.
Change Physical Design–changing the physical structure of the environment to reduce risk or enhance protection.
Modifying Policies—formally changing written procedures, laws, and policies to reduce the risk of substance misuse in Transylvania County.