PCI Coalition

PCI Coalition’s focus is to encourage community mobilization and promote emotional health to implement evidence-based environmental strategies, change policy and social norms in communities to prevent and reduce underage drinking and prescription drug use/abuse based on the identified needs of the community mobilization. 

 

SERVICES PROVIDED

Information dissemination strategy to increase community awareness regarding the health consequence of substance and abuse specifically to alcohol (underage drinking) and prescription drug abuse. The selected evidence-based environmental and social policy strategies to be implemented by the PCI Coalition members are social events such as health fairs and community awareness events; retailer education; and media marketing campaign.  In addition, PCI Coalition also educates parents/guardians, schools, and youth about the facts, consequences specifically to underage drinking and prescription drug abuse.  

 

TARGET POPULATION

Primary population is youth ages 12-17 such as students in middle and high school. Secondary population includes young adults 18-25 and the parents, grandparents, guardians, and siblings of the youth participants.

 

PROGRAM SERVICE AREA COUNTIES

Cameron County specifically to Brownsville, TX

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

LOCATION

1617 E Tyler Suite D

Harlingen, TX 78550

(956) 423-0018 ext. 12

 

CONTACT

Alexandra Ybarra

PCI Coalition Coordinator

(956) 423-0118 ext. 12

aybarra@bhsst.org

 

FUNDING

DSHS Funded Grantee