2020 GOT Outcomes! Best Practices for Evaluation

2:30 PM
3:45 PM


GOT Outcomes! was created in 2004 as a way to both reward coalitions for their evaluation work and to help coalitions nationwide learn from these best practices. It aligns closely to the training provided to coalitions through the National Coalition Academy (NCA). Applicants chose from three separate categories based on the substance abuse-related outcomes achieved and began a two-phase application process requiring them to clearly communicate their story and contribution to community-level outcomes. The 2020 winners are Dedham Organization for Substance Awareness, Lindenhurst Community Care Coalition, Inc. and Link Together Coalition. These GOT Outcomes! winners will speak to their successful evaluation work and share steps that brought them to present at this year’s National Leadership Forum.

Learning Objectives

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

1) Identify some of the key processes, strategies and characteristics of these coalitions that they believe contributed most significantly to their success

2) Utilize specific tips, tools and/or lessons learned to inform and improve their own coalition work

3) Understand more about CADCA's GOT Outcomes! Award application process

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


Katrina McCarthy, MPH, CHES
Evaluation & Research Associate
Kristina King
Program Director, Drug Free Communities Grant
Dedham Organization for Substance Awareness
Michael Buckley
Deputy Chief
Dedham Police Department
Lori-Ann Noveello
Executive Director
Lindenhurst Community Cares Coalition
Hanna Caselton
Prevention Specialist
Link Together Coalition
Kris Zerfass
Prevention Specialist
Link Together Coalition