Welcome to the East Central Region: Region 4

Jenilee Telander, CPP

Regional ATOD Prevention Coordinator

Jenilee Telander graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and is currently working on a Master’s degree in early childhood development. Jenilee is also a Certified Prevention Professional. Prior to becoming the Regional Prevention Coordinator for East Central MN, she worked as a Health Educator and Drug Free Communities Coalition Coordinator for the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK).  Jenilee’s passion for prevention is driven by her young son and a belief in the importance of parent education.

 Region 4 Counties

Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright

Highlights from Region 4

Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK): Drug Free Communities Grantee since 2010.
In year two of the DFC grant, the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK) is working on strategies to reduce prescription drug abuse, particularly opioids.
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Pierz Area Coalition Student Network presented on Risk and Protective factors.
A Risk Factor is a reason or event that may cause a child to be more vulnerable or susceptible to unhealthy behavior.
A Protective Factor is the practical and emotional support that parents, other adults, and peers give to children that helps them resist unhealthy behavior.
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Region 4 Coalitions

Contact your RPC for more information about these coalitions:

Chisago County Substance Use Prevention Team – North Branch, MN
Benton County Substance Use Prevention Coalition – Sauk Rapids, MN
Morrison County Coalition “Stand Up 4 U” – Little Falls, MN
Partners for a Drug Free Chisago County – North Branch, MN
Pierz Area Coalition (PAC) – Pierz, MN
Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition (SUP) – Elk River
Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK) – Mora, MN
Pine County Chemical Health Coalition – Pine County, MN
Partners in Healthy Living – Kanabec, Pine, Isanti, Mille Lacs County
Mille Lacs Area Partners for Prevention (MAPP) – Mille Lacs County
Milaca Community Coalition – Milaca, MN
Isanti County Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Coalition
Kanabec County Safe Roads Coalition
Sartell High School

Region 4 Host Site

The Region 4 RPC is hosted by Kanabec County Community Health. Kanabec County is a small county consisting of 534 square miles and 16,239 people in east central MN.  Kanabec County Community Health’s mission is to promote a healthy and safe community for those who live, work, learn and play here. The agency is dedicated to helping people increase their quality of life in every stage, starting prenatally through the end of one’s life.