Southwest Prevention Center
“Create healthy, safe communities through the power of prevention”
The SWPC department within the Public and Community Services division in University OUTREACH, College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma. SWPC serves as a catalyst for positive social change and is committed to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse and related high-risk behaviors.
Spanning more than a decade, the SWPC has a rich history providing prevention information, training, technical assistance and prevention resource system development with clients across a multi-state region.
Safe Storage and Disposal of Prescriptions
Are your Rx medications safe and secure?
The SWPC urges individuals to properly store their medications out of the reach of children, family, and guests in a secure medication lock box, closet or cabinet. Do you know where to safely dispose of them? Check out the six disposal locations across Cleveland County to dispose of any old or unused medications.
Local Coalitions Working for Community Health
Giving back to your community?
Join one of Cleveland County’s four local coalitions! The coalitions aim to promote community wellbeing and prevent substance abuse using evidence-based strategies: the Moore Community Coalition, the Noble Community Coalition, the Noble Youth Coalition, and the Regional Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup for Region 8 (meets in Norman).
Special Coverage: Addicted Oklahoma
Addicted Oklahoma: Prescription Drug Abuse
Oklahoma has one of the nation's biggest problems with prescription drug abuse. In this revealing series, The Oklahoman cracks open the epidemic and how it’s affecting real people and their families across the state. The website below also provides advocacy resources on how you can help in the fight against addiction.
Town Hall Meetings
Why hold a Town Hall meeting?
Town Hall meetings are a great tool to engage the community informally as a way to raise awareness, encourage discussion, and garner support around local health-related issues. The SWPC hosts Town Halls addressing substance abuse in Cleveland County periodically; for more information contact the Regional Prevention Coordinator.