The Utah Prevention Coalition Association provides training and promotes a sustainable future for substance use prevention coalitions. We are united in mobilizing community coalitions to reduce substance use risk factors, increase protective factors, and improve mental health by using evidence-based prevention strategies.
Utah prevention coalitions regularly collaborate and are unified in using evidence-based prevention with access to coalition resources, training and career development.
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.