MYAN is a program of the The Opportunity Alliance. In the fall of 2011, PROP (The People's Regional Opportunity Program) and Youth Alternatives Ingraham joined to form The Opportunity Alliance. This new organization serves children, youth, adults, and seniors; individuals, families, and communities throughout Maine.
MYAN is funded by a collaborative effort of the Maine CDC Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine, the Maine CDC Adolescent and School Health Program, and the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services in the Department of Health and Human Services.
The specific programs that fund MYAN include:
Maine CDC Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine (PTM)
The mission of the Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine is to reduce death and disability due to tobacco use among Maine citizens by creating an environment that is supportive of a tobacco-free life.
The statewide program, which focuses its efforts primarily on population-based strategies and policy and environmental change, has four primary goals:
- Prevent youth and young adults from starting to use tobacco
- Motivate and assist tobacco users to quit
- Eliminate involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke
- Identify and eliminate disparities related to tobacco use among population groups
Maine CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (ASH)
The Maine CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health works with communities and state agencies to make Maine schools safe, healthy environments for children to learn and grow. In addition, we support access to services, information, and skills that meet the needs of adolescent.
- To support a coordinated approach to school health
- To encourage Maine schools to promote healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-use prevention, and a positive school climate
- To increase teens’ access to health care, including mental health
- To promote positive youth development and youth involvement
- To promote evidence-based programs and integrated services.
Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (OSAMHS)
The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services is the single state administrative authority responsible for the planning, development, implementation, regulation, and evaluation of substance abuse services.
The Office provides leadership in substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment. Its goal is to enhance the health and safety of Maine citizens through the reduction of the overall impact of substance use, abuse, and dependency.
Communities for Children & Youth (C4CY)
Communities for Children and Youth, an initiative of the Governor's Cabinet, generously donated the funds to assist MYAN in the initial set-up of this website and online community.