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Board of Directors Meetings are held at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each even month.
Community Coffee Meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st Friday of each month.
Executive Committee Meetings are held at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each odd month.
Finance Committee Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Intervention Committee Meetings are the held at noon on the first Monday each month. This schedule is to be changed in 2021.
Justice Committee Meetings are held at noon on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Prevention Committee Meetings are held at noon on the 4th Thursday of each month.
All meetings are held at the DAC Office unless otherwise stated.
News & Updates
Trick or Treat? Who's Knocking at Your Kid's Door?: A Virtual Community Conversation on Tobacco Marketing & Youth
Featuring a presentation by Tobacco Free Allen County and a panel discussion featuring Dr. Tony GiaQuinta, Dr. Carolyn Greer, Allen County teens and parents, and youth-serving professionals followed by a Q & A.
October 29, 2020 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Health Department Opening New COVID-19 Testing Sites in Allen County
Hoosiers will have more options for accessing free COVID-19 testing when the Allen County Department of Health opens two new sites in early October.
The testing locations are both in Fort Wayne, with a central site opening Oct. 1 and a north site opening Oct. 5. Free polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to detect active COVID-19 infection will be available to Hoosiers (with proof of Indiana residency such as a state-issued ID) and their children regardless of symptoms. Rapid antigen tests and antibody tests will not be available at the sites.
Executive Summary of the 2020 Indiana Youth Survey
Here is the up-to-date, whole state data from this year’s Indiana Youth Survey (INYS). (County-specific details will be released soon and we will keep you updated.)
Marijuana use is fairly parallel over the past 4 years, while alcohol and cigarette use has been steadily declining since 1994. (see chart on page 3)
Parents were the primary source of alcohol for youth in 7th and 8th grades who drank alcohol in the past year, while older students (9th through 12th grade) who drank alcohol in the past year were most likely to report getting it at a party.
Approximately half of the students said they think there is no risk or only slight risk of harm from taking one or two drinks of alcohol nearly every day.
The percentage of students who said that they believe there is no risk or only slight risk of harm from smoking marijuana once or twice per week increased with grade-level. Over two-thirds of 12th-grade students (67.8%) reported believing there is negligible risk of harm from participating in the behavior [smoking marijuana].
Students believed that a much higher percentage of their peers had used each substance than the percentage who had actually used that substance.
The percentage of students who said they felt so sad or hopeless for two or more weeks in a row in the past year that they stopped doing usual activities ranged from over one-fourth of 6th-grade students (28.9%) to 39.2% of 10th-grade students.
Half of the female students in 10th grade (49.8%) reported experiencing this level of sadness.
Over one in nine 6th-grade students (11.8%) reported that they had seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, while almost one in five 10th-grade students (19.3%) did so. Nine percent of 6th-grade students said they had made a plan about attempting suicide in the past year, ranging to 14.3% of 10th-grade students.