PORT Health Services Prevention staff utilizes strategies designed to keep individuals, families, groups and communities healthy and free from the problems related to alcohol and/or their drug use/abuse. We inform the general public of problems associated with substance use/abuse as well as the impact of use on the individual, family and community. Programming takes a holistic approach thus increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors. Prevention services are provided free of charge in the community, schools and other settings. Services are also provided for people of all ages.
Universal Selected & Indicated Program Goals
- delay the onset of first use
- reduce individual risk factors
- reduce family risk factors
- reduce environmental risk factors
- increase resiliency in youth and family
- increase enhanced protective factors
- achieve individual
- increase comprehensive community wellness through a team or collaborative approach
Universal programs offer an opportunity for all citizens to gain knowledge about substance use/abuse as well as a variety of other topics, such as decision making and goal setting.
Selected programs target groups that are exposed to factors that place them at a greater than average risk for the problem behavior. These programs are tailored to reduce identified risk factors and strengthen protective factors in the individual.
Indicated programs target groups that are exhibiting early signs of the problem behavior. These individuals are a risk for continued or increased problems.
To help individuals and families navigate through life’s challenges by providing effective and efficient substance abuse, mental health and intellectual/developmentally disabled services and supports.