About

Chair - Matthew Lambert

MPH, Alleghany Highlands Community Services

Co-Chair - Tiffany Bowser

Alleghany Highlands Community Services

What We Are About

The Alleghany Highlands Healthy Youth Coalition was founded in March 2017 following the analysis of the Alleghany County Community Readiness Assessment and the Alleghany County/Covington City Youth Risk Behavior Survey results. The coalition is supported by grant funding from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The coalition is composed of various members of the community with a common interest in the health of Alleghany County youth. This includes, but is not limited to parents, youth, community partners, etc.

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Our Mission

To heighten awareness and educate our community to promote healthy choices among youth.

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Our focus

Currently, our focus lies in the increased use of underage drinking and e-cigarette use among our youth in the Alleghany Highlands. However, we support and promote mental health, suicide prevention, and the prevention of other drug use in our community.

Drug use by type among youth in Alleghany County in 2018 (by percent)

Alcohol
0%
Marijuana
0%
E-Cigarettes
0%
Prescription Drugs
0%
Cocaine
0%
Heroine
0%
Ecstacy
0%
Meth
0%