The Licking County Prevention Partnership (LCPP) is a coalition comprised of representatives from various sectors of the community including health and wellness, education, law enforcement, local government, youth, treatment, business, senior citizens and prevention. The Partnership administers seven workgroups which address behavioral health concerns like substance use, violence, and problem gambling, bullying and suicide prevention. In addition, the Partnership manages Licking County’s safe medication disposal program, RxCollect. RxCollect is a network of seven disposal sites across the county where citizens can safely and anonymously get rid of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs and pet medications as well as the high successful Drug Take Back Days held annually.
The Partnership will develop a safe and healthy neighborhood through collaborative planning, community action, policy advocacy and enforcement.
The Partnership will work to create a community of individuals who are educated on the dangers of violence, bullying, suicide, and drug use as well as the correlation between drug use and other behavioral health issues.
The Partnership is committed to improving the lives of the residents in Licking County through behavioral health initiatives. This commitment is demonstrated through the attitudes and beliefs held by coalition partners. The Partnership will reflect the diversity of the community and will have direct and meaningful interaction in the community with the intention to improve the overall health, wellness and safety of all Licking County residents.
The membership consists of concerned community members who have a vested interest in informing, educating and preventing behavioral health concerns. The full Partnership meets quarterly throughout the year. Meetings are held at Pathways of Central Ohio (1627 Bryn Mawr Dr., Newark).
The Licking County Prevention Partnership is supported by Pathways of Central Ohio and funded in part by Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services, Mental Health and Recovery for Licking & Knox Counties and the Licking County United Way. If you are interested in serving as a member of the Partnership contact Bobby Persinger or complete an application.