The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Office of Grants Review will be hosting a final Webinar to recruit peer reviewers for the 2010 Drug-Free Communities Request for Applications (both regular and mentoring) April 20 at 1 p.m. EDT.
Please help restore the proposed cut to the Drug-Free Communities program and ensure it is funded at the highest possible level in the final FY 2011 budget by submitting your outcomes to CADCA.
More than a quarter of youth aged 12 to 20 (27.6 percent) drank alcohol in the past month, according to a new survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The study shows that the underage drinking rates were as high as 40 percent in some states such as North Dakota and Vermont.
Coalitions are in the business of preventing youth and adults from ever going down the path of substance abuse. But too often those who have used drugs and are in recovery are left out of the picture. A coalition in Portland, Maine has figured out a way to engage this underserved population, and in the process they're creating passionate prevention advocates.Issues: Recovery
Some of the same brain mechanisms that fuel drug addiction in humans accompany the emergence of compulsive eating behaviors and the development of obesity in animals, according to research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a component of the National Institutes of Health.
Do you know what others in your community are saying about your coalition? What level of visibility do you have with media outlets in your area? Conversations happen in all kinds of places and you can, and should, track what's being said about your coalition and who's saying it. The second Webinar in a five-part CADCA series on social media will look at some of the ways you can listen to what your members, stakeholders, the media and the community at large are saying; through RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication), e-mail alerts and other tools that bring up-to-the minute information to you.
Health advocates all over the country will be celebrating April 5-11 as National Public Health Week. The theme for this year's observance is "A Healthier America: One Community at a Time." Sponsored by the American Public Health Association, that week is dedicated to public health and community-focused events that support this theme and public health initiatives, in general. As part of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, there is a lot your coalition can do to bring forth the message of creating a healthier community. In connection to national events, your coalition can choose to participate in local area events or use online resources to create an event when the time is right for your community.
After a 14-year delay, regulations banning tobacco sales to minors, sales of cigarettes in less than 20-pack size, sample giveaways, and tobacco sponsorship of sports, music and other events have been released in final form by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, President Obama signed historic healthcare reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law. As a result of a concerted advocacy effort from the field, a number of national organizations under the umbrella of the Coalition for Whole Health and CADCA, this law contains a number of provisions that will improve coverage for and access to substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery.Issues: Healthcare Reform