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  • Dorothy and Allie received training from Dena Kemp from DCCCA and brought back information to the coalition. Dorothy created Bylaws from the information shared from Dena. The Coalition voted on and approved the bylaws. The coalition also agreed to keep the same Mission and Vision that Robert had started with the coalition from the beginning.
  • AdventHealth Ottawa assisted with ads from itmatters to assist the coalition (and to reduce the coalition’s cost) in advertising ads in The Herald and The Shopper, as well as on the Herald website.  Additionally, the ad was run on KOFO.
  • Several members participated in the Kansas Rx. Public Input Services survey in May/June.
  • Allie followed up with Osage County Drug Free Coalition to obtain more ideas for substance use prevention.
  • July 2022-Franklin County Fair, gave out FCSUPC fliers during the fair, to promote substance use prevention.
  • September 8, 2022-Coalition participated in the Neosho Community Fair handing out brochures and discussing substance use prevention.
  • Allie discussed with Stacey, Middle School PTO President at USD 290, opportunities FCSUPC could provide the parents of middle school students in regards to substance use prevention and in conjunction with internet safety the OPD would provide. Stacey planned to discuss with the Administration and get back to Allie.   
  • October 2022-Brenda Pfizenmaier of FCHD stated they would continue to be the fiscal agent to support the coalition work. FCHD/FCSUPC submitted an application, with Brenda leading those efforts, to KDHE for the OD2A (Kansas Overdose Data to Action) grant. FCHD was notified they received the $17,000+ for the grant which requires specific goals be met. The coalition will be working on these as a group moving forward.
  •  Kansas Prevention Coalition provided grants for the KPC Prevention Conference in Wichita on October 26 and 27th. Nichole Smith and Ashlea Confer, both of FCHD, who will be project leaders for the FCSUPC both received scholarship and attended the educational opportunity. 
  • November 10, 2022-Dorothy Rice and Ashlea Confer attended the Opioid Stimulant Conference in Topeka. FCSUPC