Communities that Care

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Eagle River Youth Coalition (ERYC), in partnership with Eagle County Public Health (ECPH), has received a grant by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for implementation of Communities That Care (CTC).

What is CTC?

CTC guides communities through an evidence-based five phase change process using prevention science to promote healthy youth development by reducing community risk factors (challenges) and enhancing community protective factors (strengths). CTC communities see dramatic reductions in levels of youth substance use, violence, and delinquent behaviors.

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Our Vision:
‘Eagle County: Where Youth Thrive!’

Eagle County CTC Boards:
The Eagle County CTC initiative organized a Key Leader Board, Community Board, and a group of Youth Advisors in order to engage community partners and address health concerns affecting youth in Eagle County.
Current Board Membership:
33 Community Board Members
15 Key Leader Board Members
14 CTC Youth Advisors

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Board members and Youth Advisors at the 1-year anniversary celebration

Current Eagle County CTC Process:
After assessing the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey data for Eagle County, board members and community partners identified common risk and protective factors in Eagle County.
Prioritized Risk Factors:
Availability of substances
Community Laws and Norms Favorable Towards Substance Use
Favorable youth Attitudes Towards Substance Use
Prioritized Protective Factors:
Opportunities for prosocial involvement at home, in school and around the community.

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The Community Board works hard to identify common risk and protective factors in Eagle County

In 2018, the Community Board will identify and implement evidence-based strategies that will work to reduce Eagle County’s prioritized risk factors and enhance prioritized protective factors.

Want to be involved or learn more? Please contact Eagle County CTC Coordinator, Molly Hadley, at


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Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 |
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