2019 NH YOUNG ADULT SURVEY IS READY! ARE YOU 18-30 YEARS OF AGE AND LIVING IN NH? PLEASE CONSIDER TAKING THIS SURVEY-WHO KNOWS, YOU MAY WIN A PRIZE!

2019 NH YOUNG ADULT SURVEY IS READY! ARE YOU 18-30 YEARS OF AGE AND LIVING IN NH? PLEASE CONSIDER TAKING THIS SURVEY-WHO KNOWS, YOU MAY WIN A PRIZE!

NH YOUNG ADULTS:
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

The Center for Excellence is excited to announce the launching of the 2019 New Hampshire Young Adult Survey!

We want to hear from New Hampshire residents between the ages of 18 and 30. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and all respondents are eligible to submit and entry into a lottery for one of twelve $50 cash prize and two $250 grand prizes.

Here is the link to the survey:https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5273032/2019-NH-Young-Adult-Assessment

The purpose of the survey is to understand the behaviors and perceptions of young adults living in New Hampshire relative to a specific health issue in the state, including the use of alcohol, prescription medication, and other drugs. The information collected will be used to help decision-makers in the state to develop and support health, wellness and substance misuse prevention programs for youth and young adults. The survey is:
1. Completely anonymous and does not record any personally identifying information to encourage truthful responses. The information from the survey will be released in summary form only.
2. Voluntary. A respondent may choose to skip any question and no longer participate at any time. Other than their age and current zip code, they may skip any questions they are not comfortable answering.
3. Being conducted by the Center for Excellence staffed by the Community Health Institute/JSI, which is a non-profit organization contracted by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. No one from the Department of Health and Human Services will have access to individual responses.
At the end of the survey respondents will be able to enter a weekly drawing for one of two $50 cash prizes (in the form of a Visa gift card or an electronic gift card that will be sent to the email provided). All those who enter the weekly drawing will have a chance to win a $250 grand prize.
Cash Prize Rules:
• Your contact information for the drawing will be saved in a separate location and can never be linked to your survey data.
• You may only enter the drawing once; duplicate entries will be discarded.
• Proof of age and New Hampshire residence may be required to receive a prize.
• Partially completed surveys may be disqualified from the raffle drawings.

Greater Manchester has Successful DEA Take Back for Fall of 2019

Greater Manchester has Successful DEA Take Back for Fall of 2019

Greater Manchester Region, which includes the towns of Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Deerfied, Goffstown, Hooksett, Manchester and New Boston, collected 63 boxes of drugs at the DEA Take Back Day on October 26th; at total of 1825.90 pounds! We want to thank the collaborative effort of the DEA, all the police departments,  Crispin’s House, Empower Youth students and all who brought their unused, unwanted prescriptions to all the sites. Keeping your homes free of these prescriptions is a step to keeping these pills out of others hands and creating a safer environment for your family. Greater Manchester Region is fortunate to have eight permanent drop sites for you to continually clean your cabinets. You can find these locations on our website or the DEA website to find one closest to you. If you are unable to get to one on these sites, contact Makin’ it Happen where we can assist you with obtaining in-home Deterra bags for environmentally safe disposal.

Students from the Lawrence/Methuen and Manchester Work Across State Lines to Kick Off Red Ribbon Week at Camp Carpenter

Students from the Lawrence/Methuen and Manchester Work Across State Lines to Kick Off Red Ribbon Week at Camp Carpenter

Empower Youth from Manchester, Lawrence and Methuen worked together to educate Boy Scouts on Medicine Safety to help them earn the DEA360 Red Ribbon Week merit badge

Students from the Lawrence/Methuen Coalition and Manchester’s Empower Youth joined forces to educate Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Maine, NH and Massachusetts on over the counter medicine safety and prescription safety. The DEA, Liquor Enforcement and Manchester’s Mounted Police horses and K-9 patrol also provided education, all in an effort to enable the scouts to earn the DEA Red Ribbon Patch

FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP AND DEA TO KICK OFF 31ST NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK

>Melania Trump and DEA to kick off
31st Red Ribbon Campaign with annual rally 

WASHINGTON – First Lady Melania Trump and DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon will kick off the 31st annual Red Ribbon Campaign, the nation’s largest drug prevention effort, with the National Red Ribbon Rally on October 7.

The kickoff celebration will include DEA and other federal employees, drug abuse prevention partners, members of the military and approximately 150 students pledging to lead drug-free lives.

The National Red Ribbon Campaign began after drug traffickers in Mexico tortured and brutally murdered Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in March 1985. Red Ribbon Week is officially celebrated nationally from October 23-31; however, communities and school districts nationwide hold events throughout the month.

The Red Ribbon Campaign is dedicated to helping to preserve Special Agent Camarena’s memory and further the cause for which he gave his life – the fight against the violence of drug crime and the misery of addiction. By gathering together in special events and wearing red ribbons during the last week in October, Americans from all walks of life demonstrate their opposition to drugs.

Members of the public can watch the 2019 National Red Ribbon Rally free and live via webcast on Monday, October 7 at 11 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. PDT at www.dea.gov.

Media availability for pooled press only by invitation.

For a toolkit with Red Ribbon materials and more information on how to participate in Red Ribbon events, visit the Red Ribbon Campaign page on www.dea.gov.

NH Teen Institute’s Leaders in Prevention is Looking for Young Leaders to Attend their 2020 Programs

The NH Teen Institute’s Leaders In Prevention (LIP) Program is currently enrolling teams for our 2020 Sessions!

 January 24 – 26, 2020

February 14 – 16, 2020

March 6 – 8, 2020

And towns in the Greater Manchester Regional Public Health Network can receive a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to attend this dynamic program!

LIP is a 3-day overnight leadership and prevention training program for teams of middle school students, grades 6-8. Each Team participates in activities to strengthen group skills, explore school climate & community service topics, and gain substance abuse prevention knowledge and tools. It is also an incredible opportunity to meet youth from across the state of New Hampshire and the greater New England area.