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Prevention Summit Targets High Risk Cities in Yakima County

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YAKIMA, WA. -- A summit taking place at the Yakima Convention Center is bringing together professionals to discuss addiction in Washington communities.

The Washington State Prevention Summit has been held annually for the past 30 years. It brings together counselors, prevention providers, parents and youth to discuss ways to help high risk communities across Washington. 

The two communities in Yakima County have been identified as high risk for substance abuse are Sunnyside and White Swan.

"Those are two of the higher need communities that we have identified," Summit Spokesman Michael Langer said. "And they're working really hard to address (those issues) and already we have seen some tremendous strides. Particularly in White Swan, where we've been for a few years."

The summit officially begins Monday and goes through Tuesday. Over 600 people are expected to attend.


 

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