About the PRC
There are Prevention Resource Centers in each of the 11 Health and Human Service (HHS) Regions in Texas. PRCs serve as a central data collection repository and are the substance abuse prevention training liaison for each region.
The Prevention Resource Center in Region 9 is a program of The Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse and is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Region 9 PRC serves as the data repository for West Texas and, as such, collects and disseminates substance abuse data year-round throughout Region 9. The PRC also provides substance abuse trainings all year, promotes prevention through media awareness, and performs tobacco compliance checks throughout the region.
Region 9 Counties
Andrews, Borden, Coke, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Kimble, Loving, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, Winkler
PRC 9 Services
Maintain and serve as the primary resource for substance use and related behavioral health data for the region
Coordinate the required prevention strategies across all System Agency-funded substance abuse prevention Grantees to ensure compliance with state regulations
Strengthen compliance with existing laws on the sale of tobacco and nicotine products to minors through education and monitoring activities
Increase awareness of the community regarding substance use and misuse through the dissemination of information across a wide variety of media outlets and distribution networks
Build the prevention workforce capacity through technical support and coordination of prevention trainings