REGIONAL PREVENTION COORDINATOR (RPC)
Red Rock RPC uses environmental strategies to reduce the risk that individuals will experience alcohol, tobacco, or other drug-related issues within their lives. It is a positive, proactive approach that attempts to influence individuals before the earliest onset of such problems.
Prevention begins within communities--helping individuals to learn that they can have an impact in solving their local problems and setting local norms.
The overall goal for Red Rock RPC is the development of healthy, responsible, productive citizens who will be unlikely to experience substance abuse-related problems in their lives.
Restoring, training and mobilizing, to establish a safe and drug-free healthy community.
Technical Support to Area Coalitions, Town Hall Meetings Staff Training, Assistance in developing local ordinances to combat social norms, Environmental prevention strategies, Free Clearing house materials covering HIV/AIDS, Parenting, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Alcohol and non-medical use of prescription drugs.
Strategic Prevention Framework Model
Goals of SPF
- Prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse
- Reduce substance abuse-related problems in communities
- Build prevention capacity and infrastructure at the State/Tribal and community levels.
Reclaim communities who suffer effects from substance abuse.
- Encourage individual responsibility, positive behavior and personal growth.
- Strengthen families and communities.
- Safeguard public health.
- Promote a drug-free society through education, training, prevention, research, advocacy and environmental strategies.
Statistics In Our Area
Juvenile Alcohol-Related Arrests
There were almost 100 juvenile alcohol-related arrests in the 9 county coverage area in 2015. – Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Unintentional Poisoning Deaths
There were 58 unintentional poisoning deaths from prescription opioids in the 9 county coverage area in the past 5 years. – Oklahoma State Department of Health
Unintentional Opioid Overdoses
There were 37 unintentional opioid overdose deaths in Grady County from 2012-2016. – Oklahoma Department of Health, Injury Prevention Service.