To reduce the harm of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs in the cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista through community action, education, support, and collaboration.
All residents and public and private sectors of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista are empowered to create healthy communities free from problems associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Vista Community Clinic serves as the fiscal agent for North Coastal Prevention Coalition programs. Funds are provided by the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services. The goal of NCPC is to reduce the harm of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in the cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista. To reach this goal, NCPC is active in four areas which include: the County Binge and Underage Drinking Initiative, the County Methamphetamine Strike Force Initiative, the County Marijuana Prevention Initiative, and the Prescription Drug Task Force Initiative. All four of these initiatives use public policy as an environmental prevention tactic to reduce problems associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs among youth in our community.
Eastside Neighborhood Association
The Eastside Neighborhood Association (ENA) was established in 2004 in collaboration with the North Coastal Prevention Coalition and Vista Community Clinic to address negative neighborhood conditions in this Oceanside neighborhood that impact the quality of life of area residents, particularly around alcohol and other drug use. The ENA has received funding from The California Endowment to implement the ENA Leadership Program to improve the social and physical environment of the Eastside Neighborhood through community building and empowerment of the ENA.
North Coastal Prevention Youth Coalition
NCPYC provides a great opportunity for high-school age teens to get involved in their community. By making a commitment to not use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, NCPYC members become leaders, participate in county-wide prevention activities, and make presentations to government officials on the issues affecting youth access to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. NCPYC is coordinated by NCPC Program Staff and collaborates with several prevention efforts, including: MADD, San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth, Vista Community Clinic REACH Programs, and VCC’s Tobacco Control efforts funded by Proposition 99.