We welcome the participation of all community members in our coalitions
NorthCare Network provides state block-grant funding and training to Communities That Care (CTC) coalitions county-by-county across the UP.
In 2016, these coalitions joined to form UPCTC.
The mission of UPCTC is to create an Upper Peninsula where youth can thrive by increasing protection against substance use, depression/anxiety, and other dangerous behaviors.
The evidence-based CTC model empowers our communities to use prevention science to make real change. We do this through social development strategies with community members and business partners.
CTC empowers communities to use prevention science to make real change. We use local data to identify what our young people are dealing with, and put programs and activities in place to address them. A scientific trial demonstrated that young people from communities using the CTC system were 25% to 37% less likely to have health and behavior problems than those from control communities.
Studies also show that $1 invested into the CTC system = $11.14 savings to the community via lower criminal justice system, crime victim, and health care costs, and increased earnings and tax revenues.
Stigma is a huge barrier that can keep youth and adults from reaching out when they're struggling with mental health or substance use.
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Share information about mental health and Substance Use Disorder on social media with the hashtag #StigmaStopsHere906
With support from the Marquette County Health Department and volunteers in each county, we are offering FREE Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training to any group that requests it. The only cost is training booklets, which are $3 each. Trainings are one hour long, and appropriate for youth and adults. Contact us to schedule.