Greg Bell, Coalition Coordinator


Message from the ECBOHC Coordinator;

Hello East Cleveland,

When I arrived as Coalition Coordinator, in January of 2012 I found East Cleveland Bridges of Hope Drug Free Coalition (DFC) one of 5,000 coalition’s in the country was healthy, engaged and flourishing.. with new members each month. Our coalition is defined as a community-based formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration among groups or sectors of the East Cleveland community in which each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward a common goal of building a safe, healthy, and drug free community.

The East Cleveland Bridges of Hope (DFC) Drug Free Communities Coalition is made up of 12 sectors in the community; Youth, parents, business community, media, schools, youth- serving
agencies, law enforcement, religious organizations, civic and volunteer groups, healthcare professionals,State and Local government agencies with expertise in the field of substance abuse, and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse. The coalition uses environmental strategies to make change; in other words, population level changes, legislation and public policy changes.

I am so excited about the hard work that our (ECBOH) East Cleveland Bridges of Hope coalition
members, the leadership of the steering committee, and partners have put in the last 6 years, as well as many others who have stepped up to the plate, but we still need your help.

ECBOH will continue to focus on short and long term objectives, as I see them, include:
• Continue to increase Community Collaboration.
• Continue to reduce Substance Use.

Greg Bell, Coalition Coordinator
East Cleveland Bridges of Hope Coalition

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