Creating a healthier Mesa by addressing youth
substance abuse through community awareness
Mesa is a place where we protect our youth and pride ourselves on healthy lifestyles. A place where families and businesses can prosper cohesively and where relentless efforts exist to maintain a safe environment.
The Mesa Prevention Alliance was established in July 2008 to address concerns about drug use in our community. Today the Alliance aims to strengthen collaboration throughout the city to reduce youth substance use. Our strategic plan focuses on decreasing social access to alcohol, adult favorable attitudes to underage drinking and youth norms and attitudes that encourage underage drinking.
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The Alliance is funded in part by Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care and by the Federal Drug Free Communities Support Program managed by SAMHSA and the White House of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).