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