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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Community Health at the Forefront of Council's Priorities

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Community Health at the Forefront of Council's Priorities a Vision for a Healthy Mind and Body.

As a City planning and laying a foundational support for Tolleson families is essential. One of the City of Tolleson's core values focuses on collaboration, to engage all members of the community while working together to accomplish common goals. To develop relationships with community partners that are strategically specific for community members. To engage the community for proactive, ongoing dialog.

Solicitation of our community’s solutions to create a network of support and resources is the driving force behind the Mayor and Council's goal to develop a prevention and intervention program. The Mayor and Council of the City of Tolleson established the Substance Abuse Prevention Education (SAPE) program – a prevention and intervention initiative based on the concept that a healthy mind yields a healthy body.

The program will focus on providing substance abuse information for all generations of Tolleson residents with a variety of information about current substance abuse effects and trends. The primary goal is to identify impacted stakeholders to ask them to share their story, in their own words, to help us all better understand the impacts on the individual, family and the entire community.

"As a council, we understand the importance of safeguarding the mental and physical health of our Tolleson residents. That is why we are looking to partner with various stakeholder groups from within the community to create a holistic program for the betterment of our community," shared Councilmember Lupe Bandin.

We look forward to the roll out of the Substance Abuse Prevention Education (SAPE) program. As we roll out the program, we invite you to visit for updates and to learn how you can get involved.

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