achieve measurable improvement in the quality of life in the River Valley towns
of Oxford County through coordinated, ongoing public health promotion.
Our Success :
Established in 1997,
the Healthy Communities is successor to the Northern Oxford County Coalition (NOCC).
The regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided financial support
and technical assistance to the NOCC, whose chief concern was environmental
Do you know how to properly dispose
of your unwanted or outdated prescription drugs?
Safe Medicine Disposal for ME
Safe Medicine Disposal for ME Program—has envelopes available at
your local Oxford County Rite Aids. They come complete with anonymous
instructions on how to ship your unwanted or outdated prescription
medication to a secure facility properly equipped to dispose of your
medication. This program allows up to keep these drugs in the right
hands and out of our ground water. For more information
If any retailer in interested
in having these trainings in the River Valley area RVHCC will
assist in scheduling there will be a per person fee for the session
due prior to training. The trainings are divided up according to
off-premise and on-premise. To inquire, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaboration with Local Law Enforcement Reduce Youth Access
Party Patrols - Patrols by
local law enforcement during high use times such as sporting
events, holidays, proms and graduation.
Store Surveillance -
Monitoring store parking lots for those over 21 that are
purchasing alcohol for those under 21.
Investigations - Investigating
underage drinking incidences to determine the source of the
Compliance Checks -Identifying
alcohol establishments that sell alcohol to underage youth and
to enforce state statutes. We also use compliance checks as an
educational tool for merchants and other liquor licensees.
Helpful contacts to your Local, County, &
State Police Departments
Table Talks - Parents Connecting
for Alcohol-Free Youth:
Are small group discussions held in a parent's home or in another
community meeting space. They provide a comfortable setting for
parents to communicate openly with each other about underage
drinking and how to prevent it. Each Table Talk is meant to be
friendly and relaxed,
and is led by a trained facilitator.
If you are interested in hosting a “Table Talks” meeting contact