Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation was awarded the California Department of Health Care Services Proposition 64
Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program contract. This statewide
program will provide $20 million in funding and technical assistance for
organizations that are developing or increasing community substance use
disorder prevention, outreach and education focused on youth.
Funding will be used to increase youth
understanding of substance use disorder, reduce community and individual stigma
of use and treatment, increase recognition of the chronic nature of the disease
of addiction, and build substance use disorder prevention education into community
outreach and services. Proposition 64 funding prioritizes youth education,
prevention and early intervention, connecting youth and their families to
programs that include wraparound care in communities disproportionately harmed
by past and current drug policies and criminalized for substance use disorder.
The project will run through November 2022.
We plan to announce the first funding opportunity in December 2019.