Underage Drinking Prevention
The Austin Coalition for Healthy Lifestyles was formed in the Spring of 2006 as the Coalition on Underage Drinking Under the Illinois Department of Human Services, Strategic Prevention Framework - Statewide Incentive Grant. (SPF/SIG).
Currently, the Austin Coalition boasts a membership roster of over 25 members and represents all 12 sectors ofthe community including: Parents, Business Community, Media, Schools (Public, Private, Alternative), Youth-Serving Organizations, Law Enforcement Agencies, Religious or Fraternal Organizations, Civic and Volunteer Groups, Healthcare Professionals, State, Local, and/or Tribal Governmental Agencies and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse.
It was formally developed and defined to meet the definition of community coalitions as defined by theCommunity Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and SAMHSA/CSAP Drug Free Communities Program.
The Coalition currently provides BASSET (Beverage Alcohol
Seller and Server Education Training),
This coalition consists of the following partners:
Alderman Emma Mitts, 37thWard, Co-Chairman
Larry Williams, Co-Chair - State Farm Insurance
U.S. Congressmen Danny K. Davis - Illinois 7th District
State Senator Donald Harman - Illinois 39th District
State Senator Kimberly Lightford - Illinois 4th District
State Representative LaShawn K. Ford, Illinois 8th District
Archdiocese of Chicago - Office of Catholic Schools
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austin Voice Newspapers
Austin Branch of the Public Library
Austin Youth Health Educators
Columbus Park - Chicago Park District
Chicago Police Department
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Department of Public Health
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
Learning Network Center, Inc.
Christian United Methodist Church
The Prevention Partnership, Inc.
Westside HIV/AIDS Regional Planning Group