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Safe Streets, Kansas Galveston County Community Coalition, TEXAS The Galveston County Community Coalition co-hosted a town hall meeting on underage drinking with the Texas City Police Department. The public was invited to listen to a panel of speakers discuss the physical, mental, legal, and social consequences of underage drinking. Wichita Safe Streets Coalition, KANSAS The Wichita Safe Streets Coalition hosted a prevention rally and press conference to help raise awareness about the issues of prevention and substance misuse, gambling, and mental health that their community faces. This rally featured 10 speakers from different community sectors (such as youth, law enforcement, and faith-based institutions) who encouraged and inspired the community to be involved in prevention. West Virginia Canoe Association, Appalachian Boarding Company, and Putnam Wellness Coalition, WEST VIRGINIA The West Virginia Canoe Association, Appalachian Boarding Company, and Putnam Wellness Coalition hosted “Paddling for Prevention” during NPW. The group of partners encouraged youth in West Virginia to pursue physical health and wellness instead of using substances. 22 2018 OUTCOMES REPORT Manchester Youth Service Bureau, CONNECTICUT The Manchester Youth Service Bureau in Hartford, CT, and the Manchester Police Department hosted a free community event open to the public, “Dangers of Underage Drinking & Distracted Driving.” The event included live demonstrations and interactive experiences, such as a rollover simulator and impairment goggles. Its partners include the Manchester Police Department, the Change Collaborative, Emergency Services, and other local organizations. Rushford and the Meriden Health Youth Coalition, CONNECTICUT Rushford and the Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition hosted a free naloxone training during NPW. Their training topics included prevention strategies, signs and symptoms of overdose, Narcan administration training, Good Samaritan laws, and support information and resources.