The State Health Improvement Plan includes goals to reduce binge drinking, marijuana use in youth, non-medical use of pain relievers, drug-related overdose deaths, cigarette and tobacco use, and smoking during pregnancy.
Greater Sullivan County 360 is the substance misuse work group of the Public Health Advisory Council. It is a group of community members and professionals working together to reduce harms from alcohol and other drugs through education, policies, practices and programs related to prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.
The Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network substance misuse work encompasses substance misuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. We call this the continuum of care (CoC). Staff work closely together to assess community assets and gaps, build capacity for robust substance misuse work, and support the community in planning, implementing and evaluating programs and best practices in our region.
Lauren Chambers is dedicated to working with the community to increase support, access and best practices across the continuum of care. She has worked with prevention coalitions since 2013, supporting partners to implement evidence-based strategies locally and regionally. She enjoys bringing diverse partners together to creatively improve health outcomes and well-being.
Jacqui Baker (pictured left) focuses primarily on Substance Misuse Prevention. She has been working in the prevention field since 2015 and is a certified prevention specialist. She enjoys supporting the community in the important work of building healthy children, families and communities.