The Decatur Community Partnership (DCP) is a formal network of the major health, human service, law enforcement, local government, educators, youth, parents and media agencies in Decatur and Macon County. Serving Decatur/Macon County, a mid-size community of approximately 115,000, DCP collaborates with community organization leaders to effectively reduce substance abuse among youth and adults and to address the improvement of the overall health and quality of life factors of Decatur/Macon County Residents, identifying and addressing gaps in consumer service through an integrated service system that includes research of best practices and management team leadership working toward needed policy change, bringing more persons to self-sufficiency and/or independence. Since its initial beginnings, DCP has been the recipient of at least a dozen governmental and private foundation grants, bringing in several million dollars to the community. Numerous highly successful model projects and initiatives have been conducted including: Turning Point, Family Investment Project, Communities Can, Teen Reach, Youth Engagement Strategy (Y.E.S.) and Teen Court.
National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.
NPW culminates in May recognizing the important work that has been done in communities throughout the year to inspire action and prevent substance use and mental disorders.
SAMHSA’s NPW is May 9 through 15, 2021. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.