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Health & Wellness Coalition (HAWC)

Fostering healthy & drug-free communities by bringing the community together.

Preventing substance use and misuse at the community level is possible only with the support and collaboration of concerned citizens across a variety of sectors.

Since 1997, Prevention Links has convened the Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County (HAWC), which utilizes the strategic prevention framework, a five-step process developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to prevent substance misuse in our community. This process is data-driven and focus on population-level change and prevention efforts for people of all ages.

HAWC focuses on the following areas of priority which are reported to have the largest impact on Union County residents:

  • Underage drinking
  • New and emerging drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Opioids

Getting Involved

HAWC convenes both in-person meetings and trainings, as well as web-based updates and information sharing through social media and our quarterly e-newsletter. To get involved, sign up for our mailing list or contact Coalition Coordinator Jessica Stuart at jstuart@preventionlinks.org or by phone at 732-381-4100.

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Contact Info

Prevention Links
121-125 Chestnut Street Suite 301,
3rd Floor Roselle, New Jersey 07203
phone: 732-381-4100
TTY: 732.381.4192
Fax: 732.381.0140

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