Communities That Care Coalition

Broomfield works to prevent substance use among youth through the Broomfield Communities That Care initiative. 

Take a look at Broomfield’s Substance Misuse Data Review to learn more about tobacco, marijuana, opioids, and alcohol. 

To access a service provider for prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use, please visit

Who We Are

Communities that Care (CTC) is an evidence-based process that helps prevent problems before they start. CTC aims to address the underlying causes of youth health and behavioral problems (shared risk and protective factors). Broomfield’s CTC Coalition is comprised of over 50 community members, leaders, and youth focused on the prevention of youth substance use. The coalition works together to identify priorities and implement substance use prevention strategies for youth. 

Vision Statement

Broomfield is a place where I belong; a community where all youth feel supported and connected to their peers, family, school, and neighborhood to foster resiliency.

CTC Process

The CTC process guides the coalition through the process of matching risk factors evident in community data with proven methods for addressing those risks. CTC has identified these key protective and risk factors for youth substance misuse in Broomfield. By increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors, we will see an impact on youth substance use and other health outcomes.

 Protective Factors Risk Factors
  • School Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement
  • Community Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement
  • Favorable Attitudes toward Substance Use
  • Early and Persistent Antisocial Behavior

Strategies Selection

From the CTC Coalition process, the following strategies will be implemented:

  1. Build Public Support for Increased Funding and Access to High Quality School Extracurricular Activities and  Community Opportunities for Youth
  2. Build Public Support for Evidence-Based Social Emotional Learning in Schools
  3. Promote Positive Youth Development in Broomfield 


Apply to be a part of Communities that Care to join the coalition.

Youth for Youth (Y4Y) Advisory Group

Broomfield Youth for Youth (Y4Y) is the youth advisory group for Broomfield Communities That Care (CTC), a community coalition that uses prevention strategies to reduce youth substance use. Learn more about Youth for Youth!


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