Region V Systems provides funding, technical assistance, and coordination to coalitions, including:

  • Local Prevention Coalitions: Annually, each coalition submits a strategic plan based on data-driven prevention needs within its county. The activities and strategies are funded by substance abuse prevention block grant funds.
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Coalition: National CLAS standards have been defined to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities. CLAS standards establish a blueprint to guide efforts that address racial and ethnic health disparities and implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Since 2003, Region V Systems has hosted a CLAS Coalition to address cultural and linguistically specific issues. Coalition membership is open to anyone interested in cultural and linguistic services and supports.