MCC Awarded State Mini-Grant
The Monroe School District, as fiscal agent for the Monroe Community Coalition, was notified by the Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery this week of their successful grant application to participate in a pilot Community Surveillance System project.
This $4,500 grant will provide training, ongoing technical assistance, and a license to use the University of Kansas’ Online Documentation and Support System, a collective impact and evaluation tool specially attuned to measuring community change related to substance abuse prevention strategies and activities.
“The benefit of using the ODSS is its ability to capture information about our activities and accomplishments in a way that will help us to tell our story within the coalition, to the community, the State, and in future grant applications as we continue down our path toward sustainability,” said Coalition Chair, Tom MacIntyre.
The synergy of effort that has occurred as a result of the District’s support for the Coalition, as well as our ongoing commitment to the use of evidence-based prevention curricula like the LifeSkills Training Program, have resulted in our lowest reported rates of student Alcohol and Marijauana use in more than a decade.
You can learn more about the ODSS by visiting the University of Kansas website: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/online-documentation-and-support-system.