Coalition Partners

Healthy Pima is proud to support local coalitions who promote Healthy Pima's mission of working together to build a culture of health in Pima County for Every one. Every where. Every day.


Disposal Locations

Dispose-A-Med works to be a resource to coordinate, educate and promote safe disposal, storage and use of prescription medication to protect public health, the environment and preserve drinking water.

Dispose-A-Med is comprised of concerned citizens like yourself focused on minimizing the abuse of prescription medications among teens and preventing accidental drug poisonings of children and the elderly. By providing a safe and effective method of drug disposal, the Dispose-A-Med program minimizes the introduction of pollutants into our environment and helps insure high quality water in our aquifers. Formed in 2009, Dispose-A-Med includes representatives from a variety of community partners including law enforcement, fire departments, pharmacies, water and wastewater utilities and community coalitions.

Dispose-A-Med meets in-person and by teleconference the third Monday of every quarter at the Abrams Public Health Center, located at 3950 S. Country Club Rd., from 1:30-3pm.

Refugee Integrated Services Provider Network

RISP-Net was established in 2002 as a local advisory committee to a refugee family strengthening project in Tucson, Arizona. The coalition expanded its mission in 2005 to include all refugee groups in Tucson. It is currently comprised of more than 150 stakeholders from all systems serving refugees, including health care, public education, law enforcement, Department of Economic Security, resettlement agencies, public library, and refugees themselves. Its stated purpose is to to illuminate the issues impacting the successful acculturation of refugee families in Tucson, Arizona and to work collaboratively for positive systems change.

Among its achievements are:

  1. Leveraging $60,000 from local businesses for refugee job development and a breakfast with employers and refugees explored needs and skills in this workforce.

  2. Proactive partnering with apartment managers where refugees live to stem the rising number of evictions

  3. Health needs assessment and the creation of a health provider education team to bridge cultural gaps.

  4. Developing/implementing a vocational ESL curriculum related to local employment.

For meeting dates and times, please contact Sarah Holiday at:

Southern Arizona Stop the Bleed Coalition

ICSAVE actively strives to develop integrated preparedness and response practices and strategies to prevent or mitigate the physical, psychological, spiritual and financial impact of incidents ranging in severity from common workplace and recreational injuries to violent mass casualty incidents.

Banner University Medical Center and several agencies in southern Arizona have formed a Stop the Bleed Coalition. The agencies provide training to community groups free of charge. Participants learn basic techniques to control bleeding using hands, dressings and tourniquets.

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

To learn about FREE courses offered by the coalition, contact: Susan Kinkade at 520 694-4713 or

Free Training to Learn How to Stop Uncontrolled Bleed Before Death (KGUN9)

Healthy South Tucson

President: Lorenzo Gonzalez, City of South Tucson

Healthy South Tucson is comprised of community and neighborhood partners that have come together to make the City of South Tucson healthier through mind, body and spirit.

Healthy South Tucson's activities for 2018 are to:

  • Conduct quarterly neighborhood clean-ups in South Tucson: Feb. 10th and Sept. 22nd

  • Host an annual Health Fair for residents of South Tucson on Sat., April 14th from 9am-1pm at House of Neighborly Services

  • Host an annual Back-to-School Drive to support South Tucson elementary schools and community youth centers.

  • Host a Shoe & Jacket Drive in collaboration with local police and fire departments to provide elementary school students from South Tucson with a new pair of shoes and a jacket.

Healthy South Tucson meets the first Monday of every month in person at Las Abuelitas Community Center located at 440 E. 26th St. Tucson AZ 85713 from 10-11am. For more information contact Maria Vianey Valdez-Cardenas at

Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Health Committee

The mission of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to advocate for and provide services to help grow our members' businesses in our bilingual and bicultural region.

The Hispanic Health Committee focuses on the health disparities between the Hispanic population in Southern Arizona and the general population. The committee is led by Kelly Raach of Carondelet and Sam Rowe of CareMore. Healthy Pima members are welcome to join the committee at no cost. For more information contact Mary at:

The committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 9:00 AM at the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce located at 823 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719.

Arizona’s Counter Narcotics Alliance

The Counter Narcotics Alliance (CNA) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force operating in the Pima County and Greater Tucson area.  Each member agency assists through staffing, facilities, or administrative processes, and each plays a role in the collective success of CNA.

CNA has five objectives:

  • to reduce the rate of crime associated with drug trafficking and drug use

  • to implement strategies to interdict the availability and flow of illicit drugs and the profits from these activities

  • to employ investigative techniques that target offenders, locations, and organizations involved in illicit narcotics activities

  • to utilize intelligence-driven law enforcement planning to coordinate and maximize the collaborative resources available

  • to work towards the reduction in demand, availability, and chronic use of drugs

Tips: (520) 88-CRIME or (520) 882-7463

Be Med Smart Coalition

Pima Council on Aging is leading a very important public health initiative for Pima County called Be Med Smart. The goals of this initiative include:

  • Convene a coalition to address the issue of older adults and the misuse and abuse of prescription medication, over-the-counter medication and other supplements.

  • Increase awareness about the dangers of poisoning in older adults from medication misuse and abuse.

  • Educate about the safe storage of medications in the home

  • Educate about the safe disposal of all medications.

Be Med Smart meets the 4th Wednesday of every month from 3-4:30 PM at the Ward 3 City Council Office located at: 1510 East Grant Road. For more information contact Gertha Sicobo at 520-305-3425 or

Driving Change in Tucson

DCT is an education program designed to educate motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians on safe behaviors when driving and walking on our roads and street. Their goal is to reduce collisions and fatalities dramatically.

Goals of Driving Change in Tucson:

  • Reduce bicycle-motor vehicle and pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions by 50% and reduce fatalities dramatically by 2020

  • Educate all road users to share the road safely

  • Create a cultural change of mutual respect and courtesy among all road users

DCT is part of Healthy Pima’s VRUMS coalition that meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 11am-12pm in Room 3110 at the Abrams Public Health Center, located at 3950 S Country Club Rd. Tucson, AZ.

For more information contact DCT at:

Marana Prevention Alliance

Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA) is a community-based coalition working to prevent youth substance abuse in Marana, Picture Rocks, and Avra Valley. Currently, the Alliance is focused on the prevention of youth marijuana use, prescription drug misuse, and underage drinking. Working as a community, and implementing a variety of strategies aimed at youth, families, MPA also facilitates several student groups at local schools to involve youth in substance abuse prevention at their school and in their community.

Marana Prevention Alliance meets monthly to discuss coalition business, prevention strategies, network, and more. View the 2018 MPA Meeting Schedule HERE. For more information contact Maggie Myers at or 520-744-9595 x115.

Community Prevention Coalition

The Community Prevention Coalition (CPC) of Pima County was established to prevent underage drinking and youth drug use in Pima County.

There are five CPC subcommittees:

  • MMOSS: Media Marketing Outreach Support Subcommittee works on putting together educational and advertising material to educate and bring awareness to Substance Abuse Prevention in Pima County

  • PEAPS: Parenting Education and Programming Subcommittee is comprised of parents and prevention experts who empower our parents to talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol usage.

  • DVIP: Diversified Voices In Prevention Subcommittee is responsible for cultural competency training and technical assistance in the Prevention community.

  • BFP: Be Free Pima youth who try to advocate that peers choose a drug free and alcohol free life.

  • DFC Project: Drug Free Community Grant in the rural Amado area in Southeast Pima County provides direct prevention services and community support for the youth in Amado and the surrounding area.

  • CofC: Communities of Concern Subcommittee works with the community to put together Town Halls and ensure that the community's voice can be heard and educated.

  • MAPIC: The Medicine Abuse Prevention Initiative Collaborative is tasked with reducing Prescription abuse in Pima County and has hosted an Opioid Symposium for Southern Arizona.

The CPC General Membership Meeting is held the third Thursday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Meeting locations vary. For more information contact: Amy Bass at