Empowering for Prevention

Discover what you can do to build a healthy Missouri.  We’ve got tips for parents, caregivers, youth, and community leaders.

Educate yourself on the basics.

Do you know what prevention is?  You do it everyday!  Each time you remind a child to buckle up, take a group of friends out for a run, or speak out about the dangers of drunk driving; you’re engaging in a form of prevention.  Prevention is simply the actions that you take – no matter how small – that make it harder for harm to come to your yourself, a child, and/or your community.  Get more information in our Training and Resource Center.

Find out what’s happening in your community

You may already have a talented group of people working to make your communities healthier.  We refer to them as “coalitions” and they can be anything from a SADD chapter at school, to a scout troop, to a group that meets after school and on weekends.

Some are working to make their communities smoke-free.  Others have amazing mentoring programs in place.  Then there are those groups of youth who serve as the youth advisory council to local prevention efforts.

The only way to know about these organizations is to locate your Regional Support Center, call them up, and ask them what you and your family can do to help build a healthy Missouri.

Get involved with us

We work on the state level, so organizations like Missouri’s Youth/Adult Alliance (MYAA), have statewide projects that can easily be adapted and brought home to your community.  Find out how more about MYAA and how you can get involved here.

Or, if you’re looking to join our team, check out our list of employment and volunteer opportunities within ACT Missouri.