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Panhandle Prevention Coalition

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Panhandle Prevention Coalition is to reduce substance use and abuse including underage drinking, binge drinking and drinking and driving, tobacco use, drug use, and prescription drug abuse, while promoting and supporting mental and emotional health for all in the Panhandle.?

How we do this

PPC Vision: Healthy, Safe People Across the Lifespan

PPC Mission: Enhance and Sustain a Collaborative Prevention System



We do this by:

  • Seeking policy change at the local and state levels.
  • Collaborating with law enforcement to facilitate, fund and standardize compliance checks, beverage server training, and sobriety checks.
  • Educating and generating awareness to enhance community readiness, inform, and educate target audiences.

Our Partners

Some of our partners include:

  • Banner County
  • Bridgeport Police Department
  • Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
  • Chadron Police Dept
  • Chadron State College
  • Cheyenne County District Attorney's Office
  • Kimball Police Department
  • Nebraska CASA
  • Nebraska State Patrol
  • Panhandle Public Health District
  • Project Extra Mile
  • Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority
  • Region West Medical Center
  • Sidney Police Department
  • Scotts Bluff Health County Department
  • Volunteers of America
  • Western Community Health Resources
  • Western Nebraska Community College

Our Funding

The Panhandle Prevention Coalition is supported in whole or part, by federal or state funds received from Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), including Grant #93.243 under the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success Grant. The PPC is also supported by the Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.


Technical Assistance
Christine Fankhauser
308-487-3600 ext 102

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Updated January 18, 2022