Welcome to the Coalition Ideas Exchange!
CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is thrilled to offer this space in response to the many requests we get from coalition leaders, members and volunteers to provide more opportunities that foster ideas sharing and networking. What you see here is just the beginning of what will be a growing resource. We hope that you will continue to return to this page to gain new ideas from coalitions implementing innovative strategies and interventions in their communities.
What You'll See:
Each Coalition Idea includes a brief description with relevant tools and resources for a dynamic multimedia experience. The information comes directly from coalitions with the goal of providing you with real, actionable steps and recommendations for applying these ideas to your community work. Coalition contact information is also included for you to spark a conversation with others and build new relationships that strengthen all of our efforts to build safe and healthy communities.
This Week's Featured Coalition Idea:
Who’s Looking Out For Me? – A Positive Messaging Campaign Designed and Implemented by Youth
Submitted by: Collaborating for Youth (CFY)
Topic Area(s): youth leadership, messaging campaign, media outreach, youth survey data
Summary: When local youth survey data indicated that a significant number of young people in Adams County experienced symptoms of depression, the Collaborating for Youth coalition was quick to act. Knowing that feelings of depression can lead to alcohol/drug abuse and other self-harming behaviors, youth coalition members led a messaging campaign titled “Who’s Looking Out For Me?” to positively impact their peers. Combining support from school districts, local businesses and media organizations, they utilized various projects and media channels to win statewide competition and raise prevention funding for their community. Click Here to Read More.