Coalition Corner

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


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


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.


Coalition Corner | Celebrating National Recovery Month By Jason Rilogio

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness of behavioral health conditions and substance-use disorders, and to celebrate the individuals living in recovery. This observance promotes the belief that behavioral health is essential to overall


Coalition Corner | Prescription drug prevention initiatives making an impact in our region By Dr. Matthew D. Perry and Jeannine McMillan

To help prevent prescription drug abuse and protect the health and safety of our communities, there are many initiatives currently underway at the national, state and local levels. Click here to read more


Coalition Corner | Arnold Bernard Jr. | Law enforcement making impact on drugs By: Arnold Bernard Jr.

The Law Enforcement Subcommittee of the Cambria County Drug Coalition consists of members of local and county law enforcement dedicated to achieving its broad goal: To decrease the supply of illegal drugs in Cambria County. Click here to read more.


Coalition Corner | Working together to generate hope and positive change By: Ronna Yablonski

In September 2016, Cambria County incorporated a coordinated effort in the formation of the Cambria County Drug Coalition.  The coalition is an independent 501©3 entity formed by a broad cross-section of dedicated individuals who have come together to engage in a collaborative manner to progress the anti-drug effort in Cambria County. Click here to read