Legacy recently announced the call for nominations for the 2010 Community Activist Award.
Prescription drugs are being misused and abused at alarming rates throughout the United States. As part of their efforts to address this problem, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on September 25. On that day, the DEA will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.Issues: Prescription Drug Abuse
- CADCA recently commented on the draft strategic plan for FY 2010 – 2015 for the Department of Health and Human Services and posted its comments on the HHS website.
Are you a highly motivated individual looking to make a difference in the field of substance abuse prevention? If so, CADCA is currently accepting applications for a new Prevention Fellow.
Virginia's SAFE Coalition has received the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors 2010 National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies for decreasing lifetime inhalant use among eighth-graders in their county.
While Institute training sessions help coalition leaders design targeted plans of action, the next step in the process is ensuring that this information is communicated effectively to other coalition members and the community. True population-level change occurs when all members of a coalition effort are fully informed and knowledgeable of effective strategies to address substance abuse problems.
CADCA was able to issue more than 400 2010 Leadership Forum refunds for registrants who were unable to attend the event during the historic blizzard. Our efforts were successful due to the detailed background information provided by registrants. Despite CADCA's publicized efforts to submit claims to our insurance company, some coalitions didn't make the deadline. Acting on our coalitions' behalf, CADCA asked our insurance agency to reopen our claim and we were successful with a new deadline of Aug. 31, 2010.
Now that social media and social media marketing are becoming a mainstay of coalition communications how do we know what's working, not working and where to adjust? The CADCA National Coalition Institute's webinar series on social media will continue August 25 at 3 p.m. EDT focusing on metrics and measures for tracking your coalition’s social media success. The session is the fifth in a six-part series on how coalitions can incorporate social media into their communications/marketing plan.
Youth exposure to alcohol advertising in magazines declined by 48 percent between 2001 and 2008, according to a new study by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Issues: Alcohol Advertising
On Sept. 21, CADCA is hosting the 12th Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner at the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, Va.