Coalitions must develop and implement a diverse range of strategies and interventions in order to create population-level change in their communities. While many prevention strategies focus on raising public awareness and helping individuals make healthy choices, lasting behavioral change requires a focus on community systems, policies and local conditions to affect the environment in which substance abuse occurs.
In this month’s podcast, Kareemah Abdullah, CADCA’s Vice President of Development and Youth Programs, discusses how community organizations can combine individual-focused, programmatic interventions with environmental prevention strategies and use CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Community Change as a framework for strategic action.
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