Division of Behavioral Health
The Division of Behavioral Health provides services through a network of contractors who operate alcohol and drug use prevention programs. The Division monitors these providers and their staff, who must meet certification standards.
Preventing substance use not only prevents the tragic consequences of addiction but allows for better use of the limited resources available to the Division of Behavioral Health. Therefore, the Division strives to reduce the number of persons needing treatment through an extensive prevention effort including Prevention Resource Centers and community coalitions.
Learn more about Missouri prevention programs and services in the Missouri Strategic Plan for Prevention.
Prevention Resource Centers
Prevention Resource Centers are the primary source of technical assistance support for community coalitions. The goal of the PRC is to facilitate development of teams capable of making changes in substance use patterns in their community.
Each PRC has prevention specialists who work directly with the teams in their service area and assist with the development of teams and task forces in communities that desire to develop one.
Visit the Contact page to see which PRC covers your community’s area.
Watch a brief video on Missouri's Prevention Resource Centers.
Missouri PRC Network
The Missouri Prevention Resource Center Network was established in 2011 as a way to provide a network for prevention professionals and coalitions to identify and take action on common issues.
The Network’s mission is to create a statewide climate where communities are empowered to address substance use issues. The Network provides an avenue for aligning prevention efforts by sharing ideas and disseminating current research, best practices, publications, and resources.
Learn more about the active Network members here!
Community coalitions are a network of volunteer, community teams that focus on alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues as a part of a broad mission and/or array of services. The organization and development of community coalitions was initiated in 1987.
Each team is composed of community volunteers from the area served. Teams receive technical assistance and training from the Prevention Resource Center on a variety of topics related to organization development and implementation of prevention strategies.
Find out if there is a community coalition in your area here!