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Northwoods Coalition

Formed through a partnership between Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and several community coalitions in 1995, Northwoods Coalition (NWC) is the largest and oldest network of coalitions dedicated to substance use prevention in Wisconsin serving 34 counties and 11 Wisconsin Tribal Nations.

Representatives serve on a non-governing advisory board to help shape policies, practices and programs to address public health issues arising from use of alcohol and other drugs.

Since 2007, through a contract with Wisconsin Department of Health Services, MCHS has served as the Northern and Western Regional Prevention Center for the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY). The purpose of AWY is to enhance and support the capacity of coalitions in substance misuse prevention and youth development. MCHS staff provide support including education, training, technical assistance and other resources to members of NWC.

Membership Benefits

Northwoods Coalition provides a variety of opportunities for coalitions through training, support, networking, and funding. 

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