We collect, analyze and share data on the trends, attitudes, and training in our community to help identify effective prevention resources and measure their effectiveness.

The Prevention Resource Centers are dedicated to creating healthier communities by increasing the capacity of the statewide substance use and misuse prevention system.

Through data collection efforts and partnerships with key stakeholders, schools, and organizations, the PRC serves as an invaluable resource to all who seek relevant information as it pertains to the 28 counties of Region 8.

Tobacco Prevention

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See the latest facts and figures on substance abuse in your community.

Prevention Training

Find or request training in your area on substance abuse prevention.

Community Survey

We need your perspective! Your answers will become part of the Region 8 report.

The 2023 Region 8 Regional Needs Assessment (RNA)

2023 Region 8 RNA Final

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Counties Served

There are 11 Prevention Resource Centers in Texas, one for every health region. The Prevention Resource Centers are provided guidance from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). To learn more about the Prevention Resource Centers (PRCs), check out the Texas Department of HHSC Page on the PRCs in Texas.

The PRC Region 8 provides service to the 28 counties in South Central Texas. The Region 8 counties include: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson, Zavala.

HHSC Regions

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