The Help Enrich African American Lives (HEAAL) Coalition has been instrumental in reducing substance misuse of alcohol, marijuana, and opioids by African American youths in Maricopa county AZ. We have established an awareness of the harm caused by substance misuse, utilizing evidenced based prevention strategies. The HEAAL members use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 7 Strategies for Community Change and The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) prevention strategies to implement training opportunities for teens and their caregivers/families. The TCDC staff works diligently with community volunteers and collaborative partners to coordinate facilitated instruction and training for the community-at-large.
Coalition Meetings are held on the 4th
Monday monthly at 9:30 am
For more information visit, heaalaz.org
The HEAAL Coalition’s goal is to increase the adult and youth perception of harm of African American youth substance misuse of alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs and identify the associated risk/protective factors. Increase awareness of suicide and available community mental health prevention and treatment services among African American individuals and families in Maricopa County.
To promote a community that embodies every aspect of health and wellness in all communities.
Enrich the quality of African American lives through community engagement and collaboration. Identify needs and develop prevention strategies that support healthy decision making for better lifestyle outcomes