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Welcome to PACE Coalition

We are a nonprofit coalition of parents, educators, business leaders, law enforcement, and people from many community sectors who work to strengthen families in Elko, Eureka, and White Pine counties and keep youth substance free.

A Tip from a Former Smoker: You won't miss cigarettes as much as you'll miss air.

Nevada Tobacco Helpline


HouseTobacco-Free Rentals

For information about Elko area tobacco-free rentals, call (775) 777-3451 or email Laura L. Oslund.

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White Ribbon Campaign to end gender-based violence.

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Rural Providers Coalition
June Presentation:
Nevada Rural Mobile Crisis Response Team


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PACE Coalition's
2016 CCPP

What do you know about domestic violence?

Get the facts about domestic violence in the U.S.

Know the 8 caution signdanger zones facing teen drivers? Find out on our Teen Driver Safety page.


Check out the widgets on our Quick Health & Prevention Information Page.

Link to Elko County drug disposal sites


PACE Coalition's monthly newsletter is back. We plan to include information about our programs, partners, upcoming events, calendars and more.
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Kent McAdoo Dear Coalition and
Community Members

It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you know of the loss of our friend, Kent McAdoo.

Find comfort in remembering the wonderful ways Kent was a positive influence and was a part of making Elko and Nevada a better place to live.  He worked on his own to make positive changes and he supported Cathy in her work in the communities that she served as Executive Director of PACE Coalition.

While words can never fully express how much someone means to us, we can still provide comfort, solace, hope and even inspiration to each other following the loss of a friend.

 “Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember.” Nicholas Sperling

Our thoughts are with Cathy and her family as they mourn the loss of their husband, companion, father and friend.

I know that you join me and the PACE family in offering her all your love, concern and support during this time.
In loving support,

Laura Oslund

Our thanks to the Elko Daily Free Press for permission to use the photo.

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Guidelines for keeping infants and children safe. English | Español

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Check out the infographic to find out.



e-cigarette exploded viewTeen e-cigarette use rising rapidly

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Dipping may make vaping more dangerous for teens

e-cigarette illustrationA study involving Connecticut high school students found that 26 percent of those who have used e-cigarettes or vape pens have tried a practice known as "dipping" in which the user drips the vaping liquid directly on the exposed heating element of the device and quickly inhales the resulting vapor. Users report more intense, better flavor and stronger sensation in the throat when inhaling the nicotine vapors. For more, read the USA Today article.

Opioid Safety and How to Use Nalaxone

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Guide for Patients and Caregivers Click here



Incidence of marijuana-related illness rising

marijuana plantCBS news reports on an illness related to heavy marijuana use that is becoming increasingly common in emergency rooms in Colorado and in other states where the drug has been "legalized."

It may be showing up in other states where doctors are less familiar with the symptoms and less likely to diagnose the illness. For the story, click here.

Teen Drug Use2016 Monitoring the Future results

Here's a synopsis of results from the 2016 Monitoring the Future survey. The survey tracks teen substance use to identify trends and areas that may need further examination. Click to view.

Click for more information.

Prevention Specialist Training

Cannabis SativaWhat is meant by a 'gateway' drug?
What about marijuana?

PACE Director Laura L. Oslund addresses the issue in this Elko Daily Free Press article.

Click here to read the article.

International No Smoking symbol If you missed The Great American Smokeout, don't worry. You can still join the community of quitters.

For the Huffington Post's list of 17 tips to help you quit, click here. Or you can call the Nevada Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

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This report is from The Guardian, April 15, 2016

Cannabis: scientists call for action amid mental health concerns

Read the article.

2015 Youth survey raises concerns in Nevada

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Loving Foster Parents needed

Abused and neglected children who are removed from their families often need to live outside of their communities, away from everything familiar.
In Nevada’s rural communities, many children, including teens and sibling groups, are in need of a safe and nurturing home. Foster parents provide a temporary home so these children can heal and feel supported.
Foster parents can be single or married, male or female. They can be working, or a stay-at-home parent. They can also be retired with grown children.
There are many types of care that may be more suitable for your home situation:

To learn more on how you can become a licensed foster parent with the State of Nevada, please call 1-888-423-2659, or go to

Research finds correlation between marijuana use and damage to critical brain structures

Image of brain in skullIn December, NBC News reported that according to researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, heavy marijuana use may damage brain structures critical to memory formation and cognitive function. The research was published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin last month.

The study found that regular marijuana users perfomed worse than non-users on tests of cognitive function even months or years after last use of the drug. The report came out just as Colorado prepared to begin the sale of marijuana for recreational use and other states continue to look at legalizing marijuana sales.

To read the full NBC story, click here.