Richland County Coalition Announces Youth Art Contest

MANSFIELD — Local students could see their artwork on billboards around Mansfield this year. The Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition recently announced its first drug and alcohol prevention art contest. To participate, students must create a poster, flyer, billboard design, artwork, YouTube or TikTok video, haiku, poem or meme that has a drug/alcohol prevention message. “We…

Coalition Tackling Youth Substance Misuse In Richland County Accepting Members

MANSFIELD, OH — What will it take to reduce youth substance use in Richland County?  A group of people from 12 different sectors are working together to tackle this problem and promote healthy activities.  Richland Public Health was awarded a federal Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant in October 2019 to sustain the Richland County Youth Substance…

Local Coalition and Local Businesses Collaborate to Increase Access to Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

MANSFIELD, OH — The Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition (RCYSUC) currently has three different committees working together to reduce youth substance use in Mansfield, OH. One of those committees is the Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Committee. This committee educates on the risks of prescription drug misuse, encourages the safe use/storage of medications, and provides…

Local Coalition and Local Businesses Share Facts on Youth Alcohol Use

MANSFIELD, OH — The Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition (RCYSUC) currently has three different committees working together to reduce youth substance use in Mansfield, OH. One of those committees is the Alcohol Misuse Prevention Committee. This committee educates on the risks of underage alcohol use and reduces misperceptions around use. Everyone does NOT drink…

Local Coalition Collects Community Data and Plans Future Collections to Reduce Substance Use

MANSFIELD, OH — The Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition (RCYSUC) currently has three different committees working together to reduce youth substance use. One of those committees is the Data & Evaluation Committee. This committee collects data, analyzes it, and helps guide the rest of the coalition’s work. The committee collected information and demographics from…