Practical Theorist 11 Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Despite a decline in smoking in the past 50 years, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2016) 40 million adults and more than three and a half million adolescents (CDC, 2018) continue to smoke.

Planning Primer: Developing a Theory of Change, Logic Models and Strategic and Action PlansThis primer provides clear guidelines for assisting your coalition to develop the products that you need to carry out a comprehensive community plan to reduce substance abuse rates. It also helps you understand the dynamic planning process needed for coalition work.

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a new or seasoned coalition leader seeking to improve upon the knowledge and skills that will ensure your success? Would you like support with strengthening your coalition’s existing products or processes? Are you interested in building a new coalition to improve the health of your community? Did you return from attending CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute in Indianapolis and you are trying to figure out how to transfer all of that great training content into your work?

Coalition Core Essentials is an online course intended for coalition leaders, staff, volunteers, and partners. This course is based on the curriculum trained during CADCA's National Coalition Academy, though this course does not serve as a replacement for the Academy experience.

This course looks into what we know about marijuana. We'll explore the latest research about the harms of this hot topic of a drug. We'll consider how it impacts users and society, and look at the issue of marijuana as medicine. What's the rational public health approach for community coalitions to take? 

This online course applies CADCA’s problem-solving process specifically to Rx and OTC medicine abuse. This course, consisting of 10 modules, applies the “problem statement” of youth prescription drug abuse to the major competencies of the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Numbers can be overwhelming and make your head spin. It doesn’t have to be that way. Evaluating data properly can help lead you in the right direction.  CADCA can help you become an “everyday scientist” and demystify data gathering.  During the hour-long show Data Detectives learn how to investigate your local conditions to find the indicators you need to make positive change.  Find out what sources of credible local data are readily available.  See how data can help you define your substance abuse problems, select strategies and prove your effectiveness.  Master the art of using data to tell a story in the community and grow your coalition. Learn how to avoid data overload. We’ll visit Branson, MO where a coalition’s community assessment told them they had to do something about alcohol density. They did, and the results have been great. Hear what they did and how they did it.