11 Years and Counting! Sustaining Coalitions Beyond the DFC

11:30 AM
12:45 PM


How do you sustain your coalition after the DFC grant has ended? Hear from two coalition leaders whose coalitions completed their ten years of the Drug Free Communities Support Grant in 2010 and are still going strong! Participants will learn tips for building and maintaining partnerships, building credibility/relevance, creating outcomes, leveraging resources, planning for coalition sustainability and prevention strategy continuation.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Define sustainability and describe why planning for sustainability early is important

2) Leverage and maintain human, social and material resources

3) Build coalition credibility and outcomes in order to embed prevention in their communities

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day


Merilee Fowler
Executive Director
MATFORCE and Community Counts
Cindy Hayford
Deerfield Valley Community Partnership