Week 1

The development and use of environmental strategies. Each module is followed up with exercises on how to bring the knowledge home. During Week 1, DFC Grantees will be introduced to:

- The NCA’s framework
- NCA learning strategies
- Academy coursework
- Summary of the products your coalition will be creating
- Community assessment
- Problem analysis
- Logic models

Week 2

Builds on the work of Week 1, providing participants opportunities to understand the value of effective interventions, and how to achieve success. Similar to Week 1, participating coalitions will engage in hands-on exercises to learn how the knowledge gained during the NCA can be transferred at home. During Week 2, grantees are introduced to:

- Designing and selecting interventions
- Strategic and action planning 
- Coalition evaluation

Week 3

This week offers strategies on how to address coalition driving forces:

- Policy and Education Basics
- Sustainability for coalitions (including creating a sustainability plan)