RAPAD was featured as the community spotlight on 100.1 Big Country sharing information about alcohol awareness. Click play to listen!
Watch Annie Tepfer’s, RAPAD Coalition Chair, interview about the awesome prevention work being done in Renville County.
3,000 Community Leaders Convene at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum to Discuss Opioid Epidemic, JUULing, Marijuana, & Other Substance Abuse Prevention Trends Annie Tepfer, DFC Coalition Coordinator for RAPAD-Renville Alliance for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drugs and Andrew Pelz, Renville County Restorative Justice Coordinator united at CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 27th Annual National Leadership […]
Pam Winzenburg and Alyssa Ashburn, RCW students, recorded radio ads with Chuck Blum at Lakeland Broadcasting to help RAPAD share the message that vaping is not harmless. The below ads are airing now on KOLV and Q102.
The Juul vape pen, an e-cigarette that comes with a vaporizer and pre-filled containers of nicotine liquid, is soaring in popularity. Young people appear to be especially drawn to the device, which is discrete enough to hide and boasts candy-like flavors US FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has been recently citing concerns with e-cigs and has […]
Across the nation opioid abuse has risen to crisis levels. This past month during the PACT For Families Collaborative meeting in Olivia speaker Kate Erickson, MN Dept. of Health was joined by a panel of local experts as well as Rep. Dave Baker and Senator Andrew Lang to talk about the impact of opioids on […]
This week, we celebrated National Suicide Prevention Week. While many Americans refuse to acknowledge the pressures faced by today’s youth, the fact remains that our young people are growing up in a time riddled with social pitfalls and a vast flood of social media and news that cannot be easily filtered or shut off. While […]
E-cigarette use is increasing rapidly among youth. In 2016, more than 2 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Everyone that takes the RAPAD quiz and registers from July 30 – August 12 will be in the drawing for a chance to win $100! We’ll announce […]
Minnesota’s Summer Food Service Program makes sure kids have access to free, healthy meals over the summer when they are not in school and lose access to school meals that many students rely on as their primary source of nutrition. Meal sites are located throughout the state and kids can drop by during meal service times […]
May is Mental Health Month and May 5th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Did you know that 1 in 5 children suffer from some form of diagnosable mental health issue? Mental health illness is like any other disease, the earlier that it is diagnosed and treated the better the health outcomes for the child […]