We are determined to mobilize communities and prevent behavioral health problems in the state of Utah.
As a group of coalitions, and united in purpose, we hope to reduce and eliminate the use of drugs and other risky behaviors.
Our focus is on skill building for individuals, families, institutions and organizations. Each community member and every agency are essential in helping us build a better tomorrow. Together, we can accomplish our goals and unleash the power of evidence-based prevention and decrease the burden of behavioral health problems.
The Utah Prevention Coalition Association empowers communities to prevent risky behavioral health choices by implementing effective prevention programs, practices and policies.Learn More
Making a Difference
After coalitions met together to work on a statewide prevention policy in 2010, they decided Utah needed a permanent organization to help connect coalitions on important issues and work together. The Utah Prevention Coalition Association (UPCA) was formed in 2012 as a statewide network for behavioral health prevention coalitions. The UPCA shares resources, reduces unnecessary duplication and strengthens collaboration among coalitions. Our organization is run by volunteer leadership voted in from coalitions and supported by partners statewide. We also host an annual coalition summit and monthly webinars. If you want to get involved, reach out to your local coalition or fill out our contact form.