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:
Alameda County’s Safe Medication Disposal Ordinance – 1st in the U.S.!
Submitted by: Ashland Cherryland Together (ACT)
Topic Area(s): prescription drugs, policy change, sector collaboration
Summary: When focus groups and local data identified the improper disposal of unused/expired medications as a significant public health concern in Alameda County, the ACT coalition enacted policy change to address the problem. Combining the expertise of various stakeholders, from waste management to the local elected officials, the coalition drafted the Safe Medication Disposal Ordinance. Passed in July 2012, the ordinance required pharmaceutical companies create and pay for a stewardship program for the collection and disposal of unwanted and expired prescription drugs throughout the county. Click Here to Read More.