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Welcome to the Monroe County Safe Community Coalition

 

The Monroe County Safe Community Coalition partners with the community to reduce and prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, enhance traffic safety, and promote healthy choices.

 Executive Committee

Dave Kuderer - Co-Chair, Sparta Police Department
Karen Joos - Co-Chair, Community Member
Julie Anderson - Secretary, Monroe County Health Department
Phillip Enderle - Treasurer, Saint Matthew Lutheran Church
Natalie Carlisle - Drug Free Communities Coordinator 


 

 


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 (From Left to Right)

Julie Anderson, MCSCC Secretary (MCHD) | Judi Zabel, Be The Most Award recipient (& C's Health Initiative) | Joshua Goede, Be The Most Award recipient (4-H, UW-Extension) | Cathy Abbott, recipient of 30 years of service recognition from the MCSCC (MCHS) | Natalie Carlisle, Drug Free Communities Coordinator (Couleecap) | Karen Joos, Co-Chair MCSCC (retired, UW-Extension)

It was such an honor to be able to recognize 3 amazing coalition members this month at the MCSCC and Traffic Safety Commission meeting.  Cathy Abbott (Monroe County Human Services) has served on the coalition for 30 years and was recognized by her peers for the dedicated, caring person (insert 40 more positive adjectives) that she is.  Joshua Goede (4-H UW-Extension)  and Judi Zabel (7 C's Health Initiative) were both given BE THE MOST awards for their individual efforts they have made with tobacco prevention efforts.


 

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Monroe County Medication Drop Boxes

Sparta Police Department
121 E Oak St, Sparta, WI 54656
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Legal Holidays

Tomah Police Department
805 Superior Ave, Tomah, WI 54660
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Legal Holidays


STORE SAFELY: IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP ALL MEDICATION IN A SECURE LOCATION

  • Area not accessible to children or visitors
  • A lock box, locked filing cabinet, or out of the way place


DISPOSAL: IT IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE TO FLUSH OR THROW AWAY MEDICATION

  • Studies show measurable amounts of medication have been found in drinking water and wildlife due to flushing or throwing away medications
  • Medication is not safe after 1 year
  • Use your local disposal days or drop off sites
  • Pet medications should be disposed of at medication drop boxes as well


NO SHARING: IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHARE YOUR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

  • The medication was prescribed specifically for you and your body
  • You do not know how the drug may affect others physically or emotionally
  • It is a criminal offense to share prescriptions


 

 

 

 

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Sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Drug Free Communities Grant through the Monroe County Safe Community Coalition, in partnership with Couleecap.

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2015 Community
Perceptions Survey

Congrats to our
Gift Card Winners!

$100-Ronald J
$50-Sarah B
$50-Chris A
$25-Pam R
$25-Robert W
$25-Kathy J
$25-Manuela C