ACHC launches the Youth Connections Magazine

The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (ACHC) announces the inaugural edition of the Youth Connections Magazine. The magazine provides helpful information for parents to navigate the transitional and sometimes difficult stages of adolescence. Today’s teens face challenges unforeseen even just a few years ago, parents need all the help they can get to guide children to succeed in school and life. 
The quarterly publication focuses on the prevention and reduction of substance misuse and violence, while enhancing social, emotional, and mental health support for youth. With the support of the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA) and the combined efforts of coalitions, parents, educators, youth-serving organizations, church and business leaders, the ACHC is working to build a better community. Through these partnerships ACHC is able to provide valuable, evidence-based programs, services, and activities to help youth and families thrive.
“The Youth Connections magazine is another example of the important work ACHC is doing in our communities,” said Christina Nicholas, OCCMHA Administrator of Substance Abuse Services. “This publication is an opportunity to engage and empower youth and families to make positive choices.” 
There is a great amount of activity and excitement that is creating a positive impact. Part of these efforts is this magazine, the ACHC’s inaugural edition of Youth Connections Magazine!  
“With all doing their part to keep youth safe and healthy in Oakland County, our focus is to drive prevention, support, and recovery efforts that make a positive impact,” said Julie Brenner, ACHC Executive Director. “ACHC continually strives to meet the needs of our youth and their family.”
The magazine is published quarterly by the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities. To obtain a hard copy, contact the ACHC at (248) 221-7101. 
The e-edition of the inaugural publication can be found online here:
Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, founded in 2004, is a 17+ coalition prevention partnership based in Oakland County and is funded by Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority. ACHC also represents the Oakland County chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN). Together, the members mobilize a diverse group of persons and organizations from all community sectors to take coordinated action in building healthier communities. For more information call (248) 221-7101 or visit