Welcome to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs

Governor's Interagency Coordinating Council for the
Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
Governor's Prevention Advisory Council (GPAC)

Announcement

Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Please visit the DHCS website. Read more...

 

Meeting Dates

The GPAC meets quarterly from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the first-floor conference room at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), 1700 K Street, Sacramento, California. The 2013 meeting dates are:

  • January 31
  • May 2
  • July 25
  • October 24

About the Council

In August 2002, the Governorís Interagency Coordinating Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems (also known as the Governorís Prevention Advisory Council or GPAC) was established.

The GPAC coordinates the Stateís strategic efforts to reduce the incidence and prevalence of inappropriate alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use. This high-level Council provides California with leadership and continuity to advance ATOD prevention. The Councilís permanence and historical perspective are needed to attain deliberative, sustainable results, rather than react individually to short-term variations. Council members reinforce each otherís efforts, reduce redundancies, and align their organizationsí resources to achieve specific collective objectives.

Membership of the GPAC is comprised of key Agency and Departmental administrators from major state agencies involved with prevention issues, funding, and/or program-level support.

About the Members

The organizations appointed to the GPAC have varied primary missions that all benefit from successfully reducing and preventing public health, safety and economic harm related to ATOD. The GPAC operates collectively toward a shared purpose, while members maintain autonomy carrying out Council prevention objectives through their respective organizations.

Click here to learn more about GPAC member agencies.

GPAC Workgroups

Workgroups assist with implementation of Council objectives based on GPAC current needs. Click on the name of each workgroup to learn more about their goals and to view products and reports produced by the workgroup as well as links to web pages produced by workgroup members.

Click here to learn more about GPAC Workgroups

Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Access minutes and agendas for GPAC meetings from 2009 to current.

Meeting Materials

Access meeting materials for GPAC meetings from 2009 to current.

Building and Sustaining Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions

Historically, coalitions have formed to address and combat problematic social issues and emerging trends. Coalitions consist of diverse groups of people pursuing one common goal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has outlined steps to building a coalition.

Click here to learn more about the steps

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