OUR PREVENTION PROJECTS
The core of our mission is to work to promote healthy lifestyle choices by providing good educational resources to the people of Madison County. Below are some of the key programs, initiatives and campaigns we currently offer to the public. Please explore any that are of interest to you. If you are looking for a specific campaign topic or program that you don’t see listed here, check the “additional resources” link at the bottom of the page for a longer list of programs we recommend but do not directly offer.
This initiative is helping to strengthen what we believe to be the core of any healthy lifestyle - the family. Through exploration, training and support we help families be the best they can be. Click to find out more about this great family opportunity.
"Whats Your Side Effect?" is a campaign aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse and misuse in teens by using an inspiration and educational message. Intersect Inc had a key role in developing this campaign. Click to find out more.
Student's Against Destructive Decisions' mission is to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions. Click for more info.
PARENTS WHO HOST
The "Parents Who Host, Lose The Most" is a public awareness campaign developed by Ohio's Drug-Free Action Alliance in 2000 to educate parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties. Click to find out more.
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
"Hidden In Plain Sight" is a traveling exhibit and program designed to help parents of teens recognize unfamiliar hazards that are often in plain sight. With more than 100 items included in this interactive exhibit, local experts guide parents through a simulated teenager's bedroom and explain areas of concern.
While the main messaging of "What's Your Side Effect?" is aimed at young people, a key component is educating parents on Prescription Drug Abuse dangers and empowering them with tools to support their teen. Click to find out more information.
PARENTS IN ACTION
"Parents In Action" is a support group that seeks to help connect parents in the community, make resources easily available and offer a support system to individuals going through the "parenthood" stages of life. Click to find out more information.
QUIT SMOKING HELP
Intersect Inc operates and supports several programs that help to educate people on the negative health effects of smoking tobacco and assist in helping them quit this highly addictive habit. Click to find out more about these programs and how you can get help quitting.
Team Awareness is an employee based wellness program that addresses behavior risks among employees and their families. Intersect hopes to reach businesses in the community to create healthier places to work in Madison County.
MAGIC offers community-based programming for juvenile offenders and their families in an effort to reduce recidivism. While participating in MAGIC, young people (12-18) learn: positive communication skills; problem solving, decision making; self-responsibility; conflict resolution; and, goal setting. Youth also select and conduct a service project designed to benefit their community.