Every community member is engaged in healthy living.
Create awareness of the impact of substance abuse and encourage change through collaborative prevention efforts.
Mitchell County SAC is a collaborative effort to provide support and leadership to numerous community sectors, including schools, churches, businesses, government, parents, and other.
Alcohol abuse among adults and youth in MItchell County results in risky behavior, lost productivity, poor school performance, and heavily burdens our legal system.
We are uniting individuals who share common concerns.
SAC is a component of a larger tri-county effort that promotes and sustains efforts to improve safety and stability for children.
Mitchell County SAC is creating an environment where every community member is engaged in health living.
MITCHELL COUNTY DATA
When asked if there are enough good places for kids to go that are alcohol and drug free, 1 in 4 Mitchell County students say there are not.
1 in 8 students surveyed say there is a person with a serious alcohol or drug problem living in their home.
77% of 11th graders is Mitchell County report that it would be "easy or very easy" to get alcohol in their community.
46% of 11th graders and 5% of 8th graders report having 5 or more drinks in a row in a coupole of hours within the last 30 days.
One in four 11th graders report they have driven a motor vehicle after using alcohol or other drugs.
27% of Mitchell County 8th graders say they started drinking alcohol by age 14.
One in twelve Mitchell County 8th graders say they started smoking by age 14.
31% of 11th graders report there is slight or no risk to drinking 3 or more drinks of alcohol per day nearly every day and 9 % of 11th graders say there is slight or no risk to smoking cigarettes every day.
Come and join our coalition, and bring a friend!! The coalition meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm at the Mitchell County Services Building in Osage, Iowa.
MITCHELL COUNTY HOME HEALTH & PUBLIC HEALTH 415 PLEASANT ST - SUITE 100 OSAGE, IOWA 50461