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Empowering Communities: PAWS’ Journey to Positive Change in Starkville

Empowering Communities: PAWS’ Journey to Positive Change...

Prevention and Wellness Starkville (PAWS), nestled in the college town surrounding Mississippi State University, has become a catalyst for positive change since becoming a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) coalition four years ago.

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Empowering Communities: PAWS’ Journey to Positive Change in Starkville

Empowering Communities: PAWS’ Journey to Positive Change in Starkville

Prevention and Wellness Starkville (PAWS), nestled in the college town surrounding Mississippi State University, has become a catalyst for positive change since becoming a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) coalition four years ago.

Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition Celebrates 20 Years of Prevention – Coalitions In Action

Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition Celebrates 20 Years of Prevention – Coalitions In Action

This January, the Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition (MADC) celebrated its 20th anniversary working to promote substance use prevention and create a safe and healthy environment for Meridian residents to live, work, and raise a family.

Capitol Hill Day: Creating Champions for Substance Use Prevention

Capitol Hill Day: Creating Champions for Substance Use Prevention

Gaining new champions in Congress for substance use prevention is more important than ever. CADCA’s Capitol Hill Day is a critical part of these efforts and has directly resulted in new Congressional champions for substance use prevention every year.

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Coalitions in Action: Weber CTC’s Journey in Youth-Centric Substance Use Prevention

Coalitions in Action: Weber CTC’s Journey in Youth-Centric Substance Use Prevention

In the heart of Weber County, Utah, Weber Communities That Care (Weber CTC) coalition is making significant strides in strengthening its community through substance use prevention and mental health promotion.

Announcing the 2023 Chairman’s Award Winner: Community Alliance of Resources for Everyone

Announcing the 2023 Chairman’s Award Winner: Community Alliance of Resources for Everyone

The Community Alliance of Resources for Everyone (CARE Coalition) has been titled this year’s Major General Arthur T. Dean’s Chairman’s Award Winner.

2023 Dose of Prevention Winner: Frenchtown Community Coalition

2023 Dose of Prevention Winner: Frenchtown Community Coalition

CADCA’s Dose of Prevention Challenge, held each October in partnership with the Consumer Health Products Association (CHPA), encourages communities to raise awareness about over-the-counter (OTC) and cough medicine misuse during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month.

Coalition of the Year Spotlight: East Providence Prevention Coalition

Coalition of the Year Spotlight: East Providence Prevention Coalition

The East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC) recently earned national recognition as the 2023 Coalition of the Year through the Office of National Drug Control Policy-funded Blue Ribbon Coalition Initiative, marking a significant milestone in the coalition's more than three decades of dedicated service to its community.

Coalition of Excellence Spotlight: Communities for Positive Youth Development

Coalition of Excellence Spotlight: Communities for Positive Youth Development

In the heart of Chicago's northwest suburbs, the Communities for Positive Youth Development (CPYD) coalition is a noteworthy example of how community engagement and collaborative efforts can become a powerful force in combatting rising youth substance use trends.

Coalition in Focus Spotlight: Drug Free Communities of Dallas County

Coalition in Focus Spotlight: Drug Free Communities of Dallas County

Dallas County System of Services (DCSOS) has emerged as a beacon of hope and positive change in the heart of Alabama, particularly in Dallas County. Founded in 2005, this organization has been committed to providing a range of prevention and intervention services for the well-being of children, youth, and families in the region.

Celebrating Excellence: Announcing the 2023 Class of Blue Ribbon Coalitions and the Blue Ribbon Award Winners

Celebrating Excellence: Announcing the 2023 Class of Blue Ribbon Coalitions and the Blue Ribbon Award Winners

Coalitions in Action – Transforming Local Landscapes for a Drug-Free Community

Coalitions in Action – Transforming Local Landscapes for a Drug-Free Community

When coalitions look to educate their communities, there is an abundance of resources and information available to share.

Coalitions in Action – Customizing Resources for Communities

Coalitions in Action – Customizing Resources for Communities

When coalitions look to educate their communities, there is an abundance of resources and information available to share.

Coalitions in Action: Page Alliance for Community Action Makes Prescription Drug Prevention “Invincible”

Coalitions in Action: Page Alliance for Community Action Makes Prescription Drug Prevention “Invincible”

  Inspired by a previous successful community event and recent survey data indicating that the county had a prescription drug

Coalitions in Action: Waltham Trailblazers

Coalitions in Action: Waltham Trailblazers

  The Waltham Youth and Community Coalition, a project of the Waltham Partnership for Youth, is an entirely youth-focused coalition.

Opioid & Heroin Take Center Stage in Suburban Virginia

Opioid & Heroin Take Center Stage in Suburban Virginia

    As we have been doing for the past two editions of Coalitions Online, we are featuring recent winners