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Become a Blue Ribbon Coalition: Applications Now Open!

Become a Blue Ribbon Coalition: Applications Now Open!

The Blue Ribbon Coalition Initiative, driven by CADCA and the National Coalition Institute (NCI) with funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), is officially accepting applications for 2024!

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Become a Blue Ribbon Coalition: Applications Now Open!

Become a Blue Ribbon Coalition: Applications Now Open!

The Blue Ribbon Coalition Initiative, driven by CADCA and the National Coalition Institute (NCI) with funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), is officially accepting applications for 2024!

Understanding the Dynamics of Alcohol-Impaired Driving: A Rural-Urban Perspective 

Understanding the Dynamics of Alcohol-Impaired Driving: A Rural-Urban Perspective 

Alcohol-impaired driving remains a critical issue on American roads, posing risks to both urban and rural communities alike. Over the past decade, significant efforts have been made to mitigate this problem

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.

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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

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