RAP (Respect Awareness Prevention)

BASIC NWFL, Inc. has been funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to positively impact Bay and the surrounding five counties with an exciting new prevention program. The RAP Project is an integrated HIV/ Substance Abuse prevention program that is a local response to the impact of the significant epidemics of HIV, Viral Hepatitis (VH), and Substance Abuse (SA), among potentially at risk African American (AA) youth  and young adults, between the ages of 13 and 24. Our goal is to educate, empower, and equip them with the appropriate skills needed to make healthy life choices.

The program consists of three fun-filled educational sessions that include numerous activities that encourage interaction among the participants. Wonderful incentives will be provided for participants for each session they attend.

Along with educating and empowering young adults, RAP strives to positively impact Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington counties by encouraging the community to get tested. Knowledge is power, and we plan to provide educational presentations in the community for local businesses, social service agencies, religious organizations, etc. We will also provide educational materials at community health fairs and exhibits.

If you would like to participate in the program or have remaining questions, contact Nicole Johnson, Alexis Weaver, or Valerie Hutchison at 850-785-1088 

You are also welcome to submit questions or comments to this page. We value your input and want to continue providing helpful information that assists you with making healthy decisions.


Kayla Cooper, RAP Data Entry and Program Coordinator
Alexis Weaver
Prevention Specialist
Nicole Johnson, RAP Prevention Specialist
Valerie Hutchison
RAP Program Director