2022 Got Outcomes! and Blue Ribbon Coalition Best Practices

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
National Harbor 2-3


The 2022 Got Outcomes! winners, as well as featured Blue Ribbon Coalitions, will speak to their successful planning, execution, and evaluation of their work to achieve positive outcomes in their communities. These coalitions were recognized through the Got Outcomes! Awards, a program that nationally recognizes coalitions that create positive, long-lasting changes in their communities by implementing a comprehensive plan guided by local data. The requirements align closely to how coalitions are trained through the National Coalition Academy. Applicants chose from three categories based on the substance misuse-related outcomes achieved and began a rigorous two-phase application process. In addition, coalitions who did an exceptional job creating, updating, and utilizing their foundational coalition products were recognized as a Blue Ribbon Coalition. In this session you will learn tried and true tips from these award-winning coalitions.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify key processes, strategies, and characteristics that contributed most significantly to the winning coalitions' success.

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

3. Understand CADCA’s Blue Ribbon Application Process and prepare to apply for the Awards this summer!


Katrina Yi, MPH, CHES
Evaluator, Evaluation & Research