10th Annual Own the Upside Prevention Summit

Monday, October 14, 2019--8:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. 

Lake Eva Banquet Hall (799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL 33844)

Speaker list coming soon. 


Medication Take Back Days - April 27, 2019

These days occur in the Spring and Fall at local Law Enforcement Agencies to provide a safe place to dispose of unwanted human and pet medications.  Also serves as an opportunity to educate about the permanent medication drop boxes. With the Medication Take Back Days and Permanent Medication Boxes over 1,500 pounds of unwanted human and pet medications are collected annually.


Prevention Epidemiology Network – PEN –  It is a professional Network of community partners who specializes in data mining. The PEN keeps a pulse on current drug data and monitor current drug trends.


Tobacco Free Partnership - of Polk County is an initiative based out of the Polk County Health Department. Tobacco Free Partnership meets an hour before the StandUP Polk Meeting. 

Own the Upside … Avoid the Downside Trailer- is an exhibit that serves as a unique and effective educational resource for parents, school professionals, social workers, etc. Groups will first hear a 20 minute presentation with pertinent information, then a 30 minute walk through of the trailer and finally 10 minutes for any questions that may come up. 

In the trailer, there is a replica of a teen’s bedroom designed to teach how to recognize clues signaling potential involvement in drugs and risky behaviors that may be visible in plain sight or easily concealed in everyday items and seemingly ordinary belongings in the room. Participants walk through what appears to be the bedroom of a typical 11- to 18-year-old teen, interact with objects throughout the room, and ask questions to gain critical insight into the possibility of their child being involved in substance abuse and other dangerous behaviors including sexual activity, gang activity, guns, eating disorders, and cutting.

The display is designed for adults only due to the sensitive nature of the material presented.

Any questions? Shoot an email to StandUp Polk, we'd love to chat with you!

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InnerAct Alliance

621 S. Florida Ave

Lakeland, FL 33801


T: 863.802.0777

F: 863.802.0065 

Vision: To be an empowered community to prevent risky behaviors and promote positive actions in order to sustain long term health. 

Mission:  To prevent harm and promote heath through education, public awareness and advocacy.

The StandUP Polk Coalition meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m. Please contact us for meeting location.   

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