Welcome to the Northeast Region: Region 2
Regional ATOD Prevention Coordinator
Laura Bennett is the Northeast MN Regional ATOD Prevention Coordinator. She has served as the RPC for NE MN since March 2007. Laura is a Certified Prevention Professional Reciprocal (CPPR) and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Sciences from The College of St. Scholastica (CSS). She was involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions throughout high school and college. As a student at CSS, Laura was the Alcohol and Other Drug Education Coordinator for three years.
Region 2 Counties
Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis
Highlights from Region 2
The Real Hibbing Thing To Do
The Hibbing Chemical Health Advisory Committee is letting their community show off all the positive, healthy things to do in Hibbing.
Deer River Alcohol Prevention Program Showing Success.
The Movement and The Standing Together Embracing Prevention Coalition are creating positive change in their community.
Success Story: Hibbing passes a Social Host Ordinance March 17, 2010
Collaborative efforts lead to new ordinance and successful media coverage.
Region 2 Coalitions
Contact your RPC for more information about these coalitions
Aitkin County Toward Zero Deaths Coalition – (Aitkin County)
Carlton County Drug Prevention Coalition – (Carlton County and Fond du Lac Reservation)
Chisholm Youth, Family, & Community Partnership – (St Louis County) Chisholm
CSS Alcohol Task Force – (St Louis County) The College of St Scholastica, Duluth MN
Driving 4 Safe Communities Coalition – (Southern St Louis County and Carlton County)
Grand Rapids In Prevention – GRIP Coalition– (Itasca County) Grand Rapids
Hibbing Chemical Health Advisory Committee – (St Louis County) Hibbing
Koochiching Area Prevention in Education – KAPE Coalition – (Koochiching County)
Lake County Toward Zero Deaths Coalition – (Lake County)
Mesabi Safe Communities Coalition – (Northern St Louis County)
Opiate Abuse Response and Strategies (OARS) Workgroup – (Northeast MN)
OARS North- (Iron Range – Northern St Louis County)
School Community Action Team – (Cook County) Grand Marais
Standing Together Embracing Prevention Coalition – (Itasca County) Deer River ISD 317
Suicide Prevention Task Force – (Carlton County) (addressing substance abuse prevention with mental health promotion)
Tri Campus and Community Coalition on Student Drinking – T3C – (St Louis County) Duluth
UMD Chemical Health Advisory Committee – (St Louis County) Duluth
Region 2 Host Site
The Region 2 RPC is hosted by the Carlton-Cook-Lake-St Louis Community Health Board in Duluth. The Carlton-Cook-Lake-St Louis Community Health Board (CHB) was established in 1977 under a joint powers agreement between the counties of Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. Louis. Its primary purpose is to oversee and administer public health programs in the four counties. The CHB focus is: identifying local needs and working with the four counties to address those needs and providing advocacy on behalf of the region. http://www.communityhealthboard.org