SATUCI works with many coalitions in Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek and Tama counties to help area communities address substance abuse and addiction. These coalitions are the driving force to helping effect community change to support healthy behaviors. Many coalition members have gained knowledge about the issues and related problems of substance abuse and have helped mobilize their communities to work toward reducing underage alcohol and drug use.
Activities conducted by these coalitions include:
- Increasing community awareness of substance abuse issues
- Working to encourage positive substance use/abuse policy changes both locally and statewide
- Promoting positive activities for youth development and volunteerism
- Reducing youth access to substances such as tobacco and alcohol