Prevent Coalition awarded $100,000 grant




The Vancouver-based Prevent Coalition received a $100,000 Opioid Prevention Grant from the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Educational Services District 112 announced Tuesday.

The one-year grant will provide funding for opioid prevention in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties.

Prevent Coalition will expand its Drug Take Back events, which so far have collected more than 15,600 pounds of unused and unwanted pills in the last seven years. The organization will also create a social marketing campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of opioid and prescription drug misuse.