Kate Porter

About Kate Porter

Prevention Program Specialist/CTC Mobilizer Cambria County Drug Coalition

Coalition Corner|An Investment in Evidence-Based Drug and Violence Prevention Program Makes Economic Sense By: Kate Porter

The Cambria County Drug Coalition has been awarded a grant through the University of Colorado’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV). This investment allows for the continued implementation of the Botvin LifeSkills Training Program (LST). LST is an evidence-based substance use and violence prevention program designed to be implemented in Middle/Junior High

2019-03-15T14:57:30-04:00

Coalition Corner | Data collection, analysis making an impact By: Jeff Janciga

As mentioned in last month’s Coalition Corner column, the Johnstown Police Department has begun using police reporting systems in a more extensive fashion.  Statistical analysis of the raw data has become possible.  This step has led to data-informed decisions and positive impacts. The Cambria County Drug Coalition, during strategic planning sessions, identified critical success factors

2019-02-21T13:48:47-04:00

Coalition Corner | Committed to making a difference By: Jeff Janciga

I have been employed by the Johnstown Police Department since December 1998.  I have held the roles of patrol officer, patrol sergeant, JPD/RPD SERT entry team member, patrol and narcotics detection K9 officer, Crisis Intervention Team officer and patrol sergeant.  I graduated from Greater Johnstown High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Prior to

2019-01-14T09:09:23-04:00

Coalition Corner | Rev. Rick Horner: Faith-based organizations working to fight addiction, offer hope By: Rev. Rick Horner

The scene of brokenness caused by the strong hold of drugs and active addiction on families across America in every state, county, city, town and sprawling farmland is something that cannot go unnoticed. As a pastor, I have seen the devastation far too many times and at alarming rates – lives cut short and families broken down

2018-12-28T16:36:08-04:00

State will offer free naloxone next week By: David Hurst

State officials are distributing thousands of free kits of naloxone across Pennsylvania next week during a holiday season that often ushers in a surge in opioid overdoses. The Wolf administration is providing 5,000 kits of the opioid overdose reversal drug – each containing two doses of naloxone – to 80 locations across the state, including

2018-12-28T16:31:58-04:00

Report: Drug overdose deaths on decline in Cambria County By: Jen Johnson

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Statistics show Cambria County lost 94 people to drug overdoses in 2016 -- 94 parents, siblings, children or friends. At the time, the county ranked second in the state per capita for overdose deaths. Since then, the number has declined. Last year, Cambria County saw a slight decrease, 87 deaths. So far

2018-12-04T12:44:29-04:00

Cambria drug coalition: Collaboration building as region tackles crisis By Jocelyn Brumbaugh

NORTHERN CAMBRIA – Leaders of about a dozen subcommittees of the Cambria County Drug Coalition emphasized the importance of collaboration during a community update meeting Thursday. Avenues being taken to address the county's substance abuse problem include treatment, recovery, prevention, education and law enforcement. At Contres Greer Social Hall, Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan

2018-12-04T12:36:05-04:00

COALITION CORNER | Co-occurring mental health and substance use issues have available treatment options By Tracy Selak

 Current data suggest that one in five individuals will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder in their lifetime, and of those living with a mental health disorder, as many as 50 percent will also experience a co-occurring substance use disorder. Click here to read more.

2018-11-14T14:38:54-04:00