What is a Community Task Force?
Once a need or problem is identified, typically a community task force is formed to address it. These task forces are work groups comprised of community members and agencies that work toward resolving the problem.
The task force usually follows the public health model for community change that is utilized in the Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) process. This is an evidence based process proven to produce the necessary community changes, which includes agency collaboration, community education, social marketing and policy changes.
The Morgan County Partnership facilitates the Adolescent Health, Underage Drinking and Marijuana Prevention Taskforce and the Prescription Drug and Methamphetamine Prevention Taskforce. There are other agency task forces being led by other community groups. To learn more about getting involved, contact us at 304-258-7807.
Our Monthly Partnership Breakfast Meeting – All Are Welcome
Our coalition meetings are always the last Friday of the month, except for December, June and July. We meet at the First United Methodist Church on Green Street in Berkeley Springs, WV.
These meetings are open to anyone willing to get involved and make a difference in our community. During these meetings, our partners and staff break up into groups and work together to accomplish the community identified goals of the coalition.