Our mission is to reduce alcohol and other drug use and related problems among youth adults by providing leadership and coordination to engage and support environmental change in our community.
With that in mind, Nevada County Public Health's Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Prevention program houses school- and community-based programs aimed at building partnerships for positive and healthy community development to engage individuals as resources in their community. We offer services aimed to promote positive emotional health and well-being and prevent the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
Our AOD program designs our programs and interventions to respond to the landscape of our community. Do do that, we use local, statewide and national data to drive our program planning. For example, the AOD Strategic Plan includes an extenstive data and assessment section, summarized here.