History of Drug-Free Delaware Coalition
In 2005, the Surgeon General issued a call to action to prevent and reduce
underage drinking. In April of 2006, a Town Hall Meeting was conducted to begin
the process of reducing underage drinking in Delaware County. The Town Hall
Meeting served as a kick-off for what is now called Drug-Free Delaware (formally
called the Delaware County Underage Drinking Coalition). DFD has been in
existence since May of 2006. Sectors represented on the Coalition include: Youth,
Schools, Law Enforcement Agencies, Parents, Youth Serving Organizations,
Business, Health Care Professionals, Media, Government Agencies, Religious,
Community Service Organizations and Substance Abuse Agencies.
Delaware County youth will grow and thrive in a healthy community designed to
To mobilize community resources and local partnerships to create a healthy
environment by advocating for and supporting prevention and intervention
efforts targeting alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse.