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Partners For Prevention Of Erie County

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PPEC Vision:  To decrease the short-term and long-term negative effects of substance use in families and communities within Erie County.

PPEC Mission:

To reduce the number of Erie County youth and adults who are involved in substance abuse and other high risk activities through community collaboration, education, and systems changes.

Prevention in the Age of Medical Marijuana: 
Presentation originally presented by Marcie Siedel, Executive Director of the Prevention Action Alliance on June 14th, 2018.  Click here to view.

About PPEC:

The Partners for Prevention of Erie County is an active coalition dedicated to reducing youth and adult substance use in the community. It is comprised of members from many local agencies, organizations, schools, and residents of Erie County. Some of these members include law enforcement, mental health and recovery services, healthcare, youth-serving organizations, religious and fraternal groups, parents, and youth.

The Partners for Prevention of Erie County develops and implements strategies for reducing youth and adult substance use through the Strategic Prevention Framework adopted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Spark Youth Membership Application

Spark 12-Month Action Plan

SPARK Liaison Application

SPARK Volunteer Roles

SPARK Volunteer Standards

PPEC Teams:

  • Sector Leadership
  • Media
  • SPARK Development

To get involved in PPEC please contact the Erie County Health Department at 419-626-5623 and ask for Project Director, Abby Schwanger (ext.172) or Project Coordinator, Devin Pollick (ext.219). You may also email Abby at or Devin at .

PPEC Resources

National Resources:

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)
CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America)
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)
CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
Botvin LifeSkills

State Resources:

OMHAS (Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services)
DFAA (Drug Free Action Alliance)
ODPS (Ohio Department of Public Safety)
OTSO (Ohio Traffic Safety Office)
ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation)
ODH (Ohio Department of Health)

Local Resources:

Erie County Health Department Detox Center:
Sandusky Artisans
Bayshore Counseling Services
Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services
Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie & Ottawa Counties