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Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Services

Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Services are evidence-based community projects to ensure the health and wellness of Iowa’s young people. These projects may focus on different types of relationships with community members that will increase the life skills and experiences of youth.

Youth Development

The purpose of the Youth Development Project is to provide community public health services to include evidence-based substance prevention programming for youth (ages 5-18) that includes out-of- school youth development and opportunities for character development, youth development, and leadership.

Prevention Through Mentoring

The purpose of Prevention Through Mentoring is to provide support to community and school-based youth mentoring programs. The mentoring programs will support the state’s goals of primary prevention of use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD). Programs will follow the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring as established by the National Mentoring Partnership and will obtain certification through the Iowa Mentoring Partnership.

Current funding period:

  • FY 2016-2019 with 14 annual contracts.

Information for contractors:

For more information:

Julie Hibben at (515) 725-7895