Health Education, Alcohol and Drug Prevention


Community Coalition

The Cross-Community LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Alliance (CCLAA) was created in July of 2022 to carry out the prevention strategies of the Special Populations Community Coalition Grant. The Coalition is vital to bringing key stakeholders to the table to help with choosing and implementing effective environmental strategies to prevent and reduce underage drinking and substance use and its negative consequences for youth and young adults in the LGBTQIA+ Community.  

Our Mission and Vision

The CCLAA coalition is responsible for supporting AOD prevention strategies that center the LGBTQIA+ youth population in Tompkins and Cortland counties, working to strengthen the broader communities’ resources for supporting LGBTQIA+ youth through safe spaces, prosocial engagement, and other evidence-based practices.

Our vision is to use evidence-based practices, positive interpersonal interactions, and community support to improve outcomes for LGBTQIA+ youth related to alcohol and other drugs in Tompkins and Cortland counties.

Gathering and Sharing Information

Student surveys

Every semester, TC students are invited to fill out a survey to track their beliefs and behaviors around alcohol and other drugs, and the efficacy of our services on campus and in the community. Survey data helps the Coalition identify issues and trends, while evaluating the impact of its strategies.

Strengthening policies

The Policy and Enforcement Workgroup remains committed to the reviewing of the AOD Policies. 

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Implementing SBIRT

Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to treatment (SBIRT) is a structured set of questions and a brief follow-up discussion between a student and a Health and Wellness staff member designed to address alcohol and drug use problems.

The Options Program

The Options Program is Tompkins Cortland Community College’s confidential, short-term alcohol and drug education service. The mission of the Options Program is to support student learning and promote campus and community wellness by reducing alcohol and other drug abuse and related consequences. 

For more information
Call Ashley Dickson | Special Populations Coalition Coordinator | 607.844.8222, Ext. 4539