A voice for preventing substance abuse in Minnesota

The Minnesota Prevention Alliance is a statewide coalition made up of professionals and volunteers from around the state who promote and enhance substance abuse prevention efforts. Our goal is to reduce adolescent substance abuse by building advocacy, policy influence, and youth engagement in Minnesota communities. We want to see Minnesota be a healthy, safe place for teens and families to thrive.


Mission

“The Minnesota Prevention Alliance shall work together to promote and enhance substance abuse prevention across the State of Minnesota.”

What We Do

  • Build advocacy, policy influence, and youth engagement
  • Network and share resources and best practices
  • Provide information and action steps on key substance abuse issues in Minnesota
  • Support prevention workforce development

2022-2023 MPA Leadership Team

  • Chair: Jason McCoy 
  • Vice Chair: Bill Spitzer
  • Treasurer: Sheila Watercott
  • Recording Secretary: Doris Knutson
  • At Large: Angela Graham
  • At Large: Steph Johnson
  • At Large: Sandy Peterson
  • Fiscal Host Representative: Luke Preussler
  • MPA Program Coordinator: Laura Daak