145 Clark Building Road
Bedford, PA 15522
Tel: (814) 623-5009
Fax: (814) 623-5217

Implementing environmental strategies to affect community change.

The Bedford County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Partnership (BCDAPP) is an association of concerned community members who seek to change favorable attitudes toward underage alcohol and tobacco use in our communities. Interested members may be eligible to receive training in leadership and coalition management techniques. You can help youth in our county make better decisions regarding drug and alcohol use.

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) awarded a Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program federal grant to the BCDAPP. It is through this primary funding source that the BCDAPP strives to meet DFC goals:

(1) To establish and strengthen collaboration among communities and
(2) To prevent substance abuse by young people by utilizing seven environmental strategies to affect community change.

Methods that positively impact your community:

  1. Providing Information
  2. Enhancing Skills
  3. Providing Support
  4. Enhancing access and
    Reducing barriers to service
  5. Changing Consequences/Rewards
  6. Changing Physical Design
  7. Modifying/Changing Policies