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  • Former CADCA Lead Youth Trainer Announced as Keynote at 28th Annual National Leadership Forum - 11/01/2017

    Khiree Smith, J.D., accomplished CADCA Trainer, Venture Capital & Private Equity Attorney, Global Human Rights Advocate will serve as a keynote speaker at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 28th Annual National Leadership Forum held on February 6, 2018. Smith’s experience as a CADCA youth and Youth Lead Trainer--coupled with his extensive knowledge of the prevention field and his personal story--will motivate and inspire attendees to redouble their commitment to our movement and their communities. The annual training event hosts an expected 3,000...

  • CADCA, McKesson Launch Pilot Program Addressing Veteran Substance Abuse Prevention - 10/30/2017

    CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is partnering with McKesson Corporation to kick-off a substance abuse prevention pilot program specifically tailored to veterans. Starting in fall 2017, five selected coalitions will implement prevention projects with a focus on the veteran demographic in their community.

    “Our veterans have fought valiantly for our country and sacrificed greatly,” said General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of CADCA. “We are hopeful that this program will shed light on the most effective substance abuse prevention strategies for our veteran...

  • CADCA Honors Alkermes, Inc. and BAV for Their Commitment to Creating Healthy, Safe and Drug Free Communities - 10/12/2017

     

    WHAT: CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) celebrates its 19th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner by bringing together business, federal, congressional and community leaders from across the country who support CADCA’s mission of creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities. Jim Frates, CFO & Executive Sponsor, Addiction Program, Alkermes, Inc. will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for the company’s creative contributions to America and its drug free community work. Mark Stadler, CEO, BAV will receive CADCA’s Champion for...

  • CADCA and Community Connections Dedicate “Mark’s Barn;” An Anti-Smoking Campaign in WV - 10/11/2017

     

    According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia has the highest reported adult smoking rate in the nation – 26.7 percent. The Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA), a CADCA Initiative, has collaborated with Community Connections, a West Virginia based coalition, which is hosting a dedication ceremony for Mark’s Barn on Thursday, October 12, 2017 along U.S. Highway 219 in Marlinton, West Virginia.

    “While we are pleased with the decrease in smoking in recent years, it is still a serious health issue in our...

  • THOUSANDS OF SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION ADVOCATES UNITE AT CADCA’S MID-YEAR TRAINING INSTITUTE - 07/24/2017

    Nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from around the world will convene in Atlanta, July 23 – 27 for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 16th annual Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the Marriott Marquis, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges – drug use.

    CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a one-of-a-kind intensive training opportunity, offering more than 100 ninety-minute,...

  • CADCA Welcomes Pat Castillo, New Director of the National Coalition Institute and Vice President of Training Operations - 07/18/2017

    On July 17th, 2017, Patricia Castillo joined CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) as the Director of the National Coalition Institute & Vice President of Training Operations. With almost 20 years of experience in the substance use prevention field, Castillo will bring coalition expertise and industry knowledge to her new position.

    “We are delighted to have Ms. Castillo join the CADCA family and help engineer healthy, safe and drug-free communities,” said General Arthur T. Dean, CADCA’s Chairman and CEO. “She will be an integral part of the team and her...

  • 2,000 Community Leaders Convene at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute to Learn Prevention Strategies to Address Drug Crisis - 07/17/2017

    WHAT:                 CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is holding its 16th annual Mid-Year Training Institute to convene approximately 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the world to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health challenges threatening communities. Featured speakers from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will...

  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Receives $1 Million Grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to Continue Substance Use Prevention Efforts - 06/05/2017

    CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) was recently awarded $1 million by The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to continue substance use prevention efforts nationwide. The grant will fund a project training five coalitions in underserved communities to explore the best practices for screening brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to reduce underage drinking in their communities and to share those best practices with thousands of coalitions across the country.

    “We are excited to receive the grant from The Hilton Foundation and are eager to begin working to...

  • Thousands of Community Leaders Gather to Educate Congress on Advancing Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts - 02/08/2017

    Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington, D.C., metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill, Feb. 8th to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from nearly 50 states to educate them about critical substance abuse issues. These Congressional meetings are taking place during CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 27th Annual National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest training event for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, as part of Capitol Hill Day.

    “Capitol Hill Day is a vital opportunity for Forum...

  • CADCA Honors Former Director of Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse with National Leadership Award - 02/07/2017

    CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, will recognize former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) with the National Leadership Award for their significant contributions made to the field of substance abuse prevention and their long-standing support of community-based drug prevention. The awards will be presented during CADCA’s 27th Annual National Leadership Forum...

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