Northwoods Coalition
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 Formed through a partnership between Marshfield Clinic and several community coalitions in 1995, Northwoods Coalition is the largest and oldest coalition dedicated to substance abuse prevention in Wisconsin. Representatives from coalitions in a 34-county region, including all 11 of Wisconsin Tribal Nations, serve on a non-governing advisory board to help shape policies, practices and programs which address public health issues arising from use of alcohol and other drugs. Since 2007, through a contract with Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Marshfield Clinic has served as a Regional Center for the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth. The purpose of the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth is to enhance and support the capacity of coalitions in substance abuse prevention and youth development.
July 2017
In This Issue
Hot Topics

The Associated Press declared that the word "addict" should no longer be used as a noun. Their 2017 AP Stylebook, used by journalists, media and academics, suggests using phrases similar to "he was addicted," or "people with heroin addiction."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults are more likely to use prescription opioids than adults aged 20 - 39. In 2015, approximately 12 million Medicare patients were prescribed opioid painkillers. During the same year, 2.7 million Americans, over 50 years old, intentionally misused painkillers.

In a letter, Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked Congress to remove protections that prohibit the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent certain states from implementing their own laws that "authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana."

Researchers uncovered a key role for intestinal fungi in the liver damage seen in alcoholic liver disease. Preliminary findings suggest that antifungal drugs could potentially be used to treat the disease.

Teen Use of E-cigarettes, Tobacco Products Drops After Regulatory Push
A new report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products suggests the number of high school and middle school students using electronic cigarettes fell from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million last year. 
Funding Opportunities

RCOs that are domestic private nonprofit entities in states, territories, or tribes are eligible to apply for the 2017 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Funds can be used to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of recovery support services (RSS) as well as promotion of and education about recovery.
- Anticipated Award Amount: up to $200,000 per year for 3 years
- Application due Monday, July 3, 2017
Resources and more

This SAMHSA resource, released in 2017, encompasses national data about the prevalence of behavioral health conditions. This report includes the rate of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and underage drinking.

This SAMHSA resource, released in 2017, provides free interactive planning tools, guides, videos, and other resources to support IECMHC efforts in your state, tribe, or community.
Northwoods Coalition Meetings

July 28, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Northwoods Coalition Board of Directors Meeting
- Teleconference
August 10, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Northwoods Coalition Northwest Region Meeting
- Rice Lake, WI
August 11, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Northwoods Coalition West Region Meeting
- Eau Claire, WI
August 17, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Northwoods Coalition North Region Meeting
- Lac du Flambeau, WI
August 21, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Northwoods Coalition Central Region Meeting 
- Wausau, WI
Northwoods Coalition Trainings 

For more information, visit our calendar.
July 31 - Aug. 3, 2017     8:30am - 5:00pm (Daily)
- Facilitated by: Kathy Asper, PS, Manager of Prevention Services, Arbor Place, Inc. Menomonie, Lil Pinero, PS-IT,  Coalition and Grant Coordinator, Burnett County Prevention Coalition and Sarah Turner, PS, Barron County Community Coalition
- Eau Claire, WI
Target Audience: Prevention Professionals

Other Trainings

July 10 - 13, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
-Facilitated by: Sue Wolfe, Federal Program Coordinator, Lac du Flambeau Public School and Nicole M. Butt, Owner and Evaluator BEAR Consulting, LLC
- Rothschild, WI
Target Audience: Prevention Professionals

July 19, 2017 8:30am - 12:45pm
- Facilitated by: Richard Brown, MD,  MPH and/or Mia Croyle, MA, Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
- Eau Claire, WI
Target Audience: Counselors, Prevention Professionals, Social Workers, Case Managers, Nurses and School Personnel

July 23 - 27, 2017     Day 1: 3:00pm - 6:30pm Day 2: 7:30am - 5:00pm 
Day 3: 7:30am - 8:00pm  Day 4: 7:30am - 6:30pm Day 5: 7:30am - 5:00pm
- Atlanta, GA
Target Audience: Prevention Professionals and  Coalition members
July 26, 2017
- Chippewa Falls, WI
Target Audience: Community and Tribal Leaders, Providers, Law Enforcement, First Responders/EMTs, Prevention and Treatment Professionals

August 24 & 25, 2017     Day 1: 8:00am - 4:30pm Day 2: 8:00am - 12:00pm
More information coming soon!
- Lac Du Flambeau, WI
Target Audience: Prevention Professionals, Law Enforcement, Community and Tribal Leaders, Mental Health, Treatment Professionals, Human Services and Social Workers
August 28-30, 2017
- Denver, CO
Target Audience: Treatment and Recovery Specialists, Community Based Leaders, Criminal Justice Professionals, Healthcare Providers, Leading Researchers and Academics, Prevention Professionals, Public Policymakers and Elected Officials and Youth-serving Organizations
August 29 - 31, 2017 Day 1&2: 7:00am - 5:30pm Day 3: 7:00am - 11:30am 
- Green Bay, WI
Target Audience: Prevention Professionals, Law Enforcement, First Responders/EMTs, Community and Tribal Leaders, Mental Health, Treatment Professionals, Human Services and Social Workers

September 12 - 14, 2017 Day 1: 8:00am - 4:00pm Day 2: 8:00am - 3:45pm Day 3: 8:00am - 4:00pm
-Anaheim, CA
Target Audience: Prevention Professionals, Coalition Leaders, Researchers and Federal Partners

November 29 & 30, 2017  9:00am - 4:30pm         
Wraparound: Care Coordination  Fundamentals and the Collaborative Team Process
More information coming soon!
- Facilitated by White Pines Consulting 
- Arbor Vitae, WI
Target Audience: Care Coordinators, Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals, Clinicians,  Law Enforcement, Human Services, Social Workers, Criminal Justice Professionals