Expanding a Peer Education Program that Works to Target Marijuana Use: Youth for Truth

Aug 26, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

Every year the Kittitas County Public Health Department distributes “In Your Classroom” datasheets to school district personnel, based on data from the Healthy Youth Survey. From this data, we know that our students face a range of risky health behaviors from tobacco use, to bullying, and issues with mental and physical health. In 2014 the Kittitas County Public Health Department and Kittitas MRC received an MRC Challenge Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The Kittitas MRC volunteers were adamant that any activity we pursued with the Challenge Award should be a project currently happening in the county that needed extra support. The group chose the project Youth for Truth, which is an expansion on a peer education program that has been used in our local school district, to address marijuana use among teens.

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