MJCPC-SABG conducted a booth at Jim Hill High School for the One Fit JSU Community Health Fair event on May 15, 2015. The Health Fair had ten different vendors such as; One Fit JSU, JSU Health Center, JSU Recreation Complex Interdisplinary Alcohol and Drugs, Hinds Behavioral Health Services, Holmes Community College Nursing Program. Their were about 200 students in attendance. All of students visited the ten health booths that were set up. There was also a cooking demonstration on eating healthy foods and wellness assessments were given. The students also visited the MJCPC-SABG booth and enjoyed the activities that were set up such as; the DUI course and the alcohol prevention wheel spin the bottle. The students had fun but also learned the importance of wellness.
May 18th, 2015 by mjcpc
May 15th, 2015 by mjcpc
April 30th, 2015 by mjcpc
Velesha P. Williams, director of Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition (MJCPC), has been awarded the Herbert L. Loving Award of Excellence.
The award was conferred during an awards luncheon the 8th Annual Mississippi School for Addiction Professionals held in Hattiesburg, Miss., on April 9.
The Loving Award is given to individuals who have exemplified excellence in their work and actively contributed innovative and progressive ideas to the field of substance use prevention or treatment, according to the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, sponsor of the school.
MJCPC is under the Jackson State University Office of Community Engagement.
This is not the first time Ms. Williams has been recognized for her contributions to the prevention field. She was selected as the 2014 Prevention Professional of the Year by the Mississippi Association for Addiction Professionals.
The purpose of Community Engagement is to extend the resources of JSU to the community. The intent is to facilitate the creation of a seamless and mutually beneficial relationship between the university and the Jackson metro area.
April 27th, 2015 by mjcpc
April 17th, 2015 by mjcpc
MJCPC partnered with MVSU to recognize Alcohol Awareness Month. The idea was to give the students of MVSU information on DUI prevention. This effort was set into place in order to help students discuss about DUI and/or other drugs that some could be dealing with. The MVSU Counseling Services was available also, to inform students of their services if anyone needs their services.
April 13th, 2015 by mjcpc
April 9th, 2015 by mjcpc
April 6th, 2015 by mjcpc
March 27th, 2015 by mjcpc
March 19th, 2015 by mjcpc
Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition (MJCPC) staff and Peer Educators served Mocktails to the students of Jackson State University (JSU) on March 17, 2015 at the JSU Student Center on the 2nd floor in the Commuter lounge area. As a part of our Saint Patrick's Day Mocktai Event its purpose was to educate our students about the dangers and the profound effects of alcohol and underage drinking. MJCPC staff and peers gave out St. Patrick's Day push cards with messages and stats concerning alcohol. MJCPC staff served over a 100 students.