What We Do
The Licking County Prevention Partnership (LCPP) operates with an infrastructure of committees and workgroups which organizes, implements and evaluates its many projects, events, and activities. An Executive Committee, comprised of the coalition’s officers and workgroup chairs leads the organization in all its efforts. Partnership workgroups are led by an appointed chair and are made up of the membership. Each workgroup has a dedicated mission which aligns with the overall goals and objectives of the Partnership.
Advocacy & Policy Workgroup
Chair: Tara Schultz, LCPP-S
The Advocacy & Policy Workgroup supports county-wide efforts to address mental, emotional and behavioral health concerns. Using effective environmental prevention strategies, the Workgroup drafts, recommends, promotes, and provides technical assistance for sound policy development and effective community change.
Mental Health Promotion Workgroup
Chair: Ginny Wilson, LISW, OCPS
The Mental Health Promotion Workgroup promotes positive mental wellness for individuals, families, and communities. Through evidence-based and best practice prevention, the workgroup designs, implements and evaluates projects to educate and inform Licking County on concerns related to bullying, violence and suicide prevention.
Community Awareness Workgroup
Chair: Olivia Biggs, B.A.
The Community Awareness Workgroup informs the community of the progress and projects of the Licking County Prevention Partnership. Hosting events, managing social and electronic media or developing publications, the Workgroup ensures that Licking County is fully informed and aware of the multitude of organizations, programs and resources Licking County has to offer to address issues including addiction, suicide and problem gambling, among others.
Substance Use Prevention Workgroup
Chair: Heather Borland, M.S.
The Substance Use Prevention Workgroup educates the community about alcohol, tobacco and other drug addiction and how it impacts individuals, families and communities. Using evidence-based and best practice prevention, the Workgroup designs, implements and evaluates projects to help Licking County residents best understand the effects and after-effects of substance use disorders.
Problem Gambling Prevention Workgroup
Chair: Melissa Owens, MBA
The Problem Gambling Prevention Workgroup informs the community about issues related to problem and pathological gambling. Through the Play It Safe Ohio initiative, the Workgroup uses traditional and electronic media to help the people understand the impacts problem gambling has on all sectors of the community.
Chair: Jean Glaser, R.Ph., Pharm.D.
The RxCollect Workgroup administers Licking County’s safe medication disposal program. In partnership with local law enforcement, the RxCollect workgroup manages seven permanent disposal bins located across the county and organizes drug Take Back Days annually in an effort to provide the community with safe means to legally dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications.
Faith-Based Partnerships Workgroup
Chair: Rev. Jeff Gill, M.Div.
The Faith-Based Partnerships Workgroup builds collaborations between local social service and faith-based institutions within Licking County to promote positive mental, emotional, and behavioral healthcare for individuals, families, and communities across the county.