Dawn Hennesey of Faith Forward Inc.

Dawn Henessey's goal is to spread hope and help others. She must be doing something right because she was nominated by multiple people to be a Difference Maker! The organization she founded, Faith Forward Inc., offers a read more

Mikehla Duganieri of Crisis Text Line

  It's easy to see why Mikehla Duganieri was nominated as a Difference Maker. In just 3 years, she connected with over 1,000 individuals while volunteering with Crisis Text Line. She has also done work with read more

Carolyn Miele of Saving Lives for Zachary

Carolyn Miele embodies what it means to take a painful experience and turn it into a positive outcome. After losing her son, Zachary, to an overdose in 2016, she started Saving Lives for Zachary, a foundation based in read more

Nick Dyer of Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Who are the "Difference Makers" in our lives? Nick Dyer is one for many Pennsylvanians. In his longtime position as Human Resource Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Central Pennsylvania, he has made a consistent read more

Mercer County Communities That Care

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Juniata County Innovators

It's particularly impressive that the Juniata County Prevention Board put such an emphasis on data as they planned and executed their PA Stop campaign. After they were finished, they could see a measurable difference in read more

PA Stop on Crosscheck Radio, Hosted by Former Penguin Kevin Stevens

In April, Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Executive Director Jeff Hanley visited the PPG Paints Arena Media Studios to record an interview with NHL legend and former Pittsburgh Penguin Kevin Stevens and Andy Bernstein read more

Prevention Strategies with the PA Stop Next Steps Kit

Media campaigns can serve as a powerful environmental prevention strategy to help change the ecosystem in which a person lives, which always plays a part in how that person behaves. This PAStop Next Steps Kit is a read more

PA Stop Innovator: Duquesne University

Our latest PA Stop Innovator is Dr. Daniel Gittins, Associate Director of DU CARES at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. We're proud to share his ideas and hope to inspire other Pennsylvania colleges and universities to read more

PA Stop at the Eagles Game

Debbie Moskovitz, Director of the Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth, rented an ad truck for the Philadelphia Eagles home-opener at Lincoln Financial Field. They wanted to target young adult men with the PA STOP read more