Here in Deschutes County, we have a strong sense of independence along with a shared interest in a safe, healthy and prosperous community. The Shared Future Coalition contributes to the well-being of our County by empowering youth to reduce substance misuse through inclusive and equitable engagement, community education, and policy. We invite you to become more informed about the impacts of substance misuse and the powerful opportunities we have to prevent substance misuse. Join our efforts and start making a difference today!
Fostering a safe, healthy and prosperous community.
Empowering youth to reduce substance misuse through inclusive and equitable engagement, community education, and policy.
The Shared Future Coalition recognizes that substance misuse impacts all aspects of Deschutes County, from the individual to the family to the community. With accessibility, diversity, and cultural responsiveness in mind, the following values are embedded into all of our prevention efforts.
Safe, healthy, and legal behaviors
involving substance use.
Our community's future
by creating sustainable practices which reduce health and societal costs stemming from substance misuse.
Health and well-being of all people
which fosters safety, economic development, a productive workforce, and a higher standard for both public and private environments.
Healthy, fun, and active lifestyle
Civic and social accountability
Education and training opportunities
and the ability for people of all ages to succeed academically and socially.
among individuals, within and among families, and between varied arrays of community partners.
A strategic approach
to preventing substance misuse which maximizes a return to our community. This may include addressing other potentially addictive behaviors that can intersect with substance misuse, such as gambling, video gaming, and digital screen use.