As more and more states legalize marijuana, coalitions will want to be armed with the latest information to prevent youth use and impaired driving. Obtain these strategies and metrics on the topic at CADCA’s 15th annual Mid-Year Training Institute at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas July 17th-21.

More than 200 community advocates gathered at the "Key Influencers Summit: Addressing Milwaukee’s Opioid Epidemic" Wednesday in Milwaukee. The event, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and CADCA, was an integral component of the DEA’s 360 Strategy, which launched in Milwaukee earlier this year.

Coalition leaders can get the basics and also learn how to be a more culturally competent and inclusive coalition at CADCA’s 15th annual Mid-Year Training Institute at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas July 17th-21.

CADCA National Coalition Academy trainer, Dorothy Chaney M.Ed., and President of the Community Health Alliance in Wisconsin, will be facilitating three training sessions at the Mid-Year: “Building Coalitions for Success,” “Coalition 101” and “Creating Culturally Inclusive Coalitions.”

Coalition superheroes: Don’t let addressing impaired driving in your community be your Kryptonite. Instead, learn strategies to address both drunk and drugged driving at CADCA’s 15th annual Mid-Year Training Institute at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas July 17th-21st. Save $100 by registering by tomorrow, June 3rd.

Each year, CADCA offers coalitions the chance to receive national recognition for their contributions to community-level substance abuse reduction outcomes. CADCA’s National Coalition Institute, GOT OUTCOMES! Coalition of Excellence Awards celebrate coalitions that have implemented a data-driven, comprehensive, and effective approach to address their local substance abuse issues. Applications are due on Friday, July 15.

Have you ever identified a peer-reviewed research study that you thought could be really useful to your coalition work only to find that you could only access it at a high cost or not at all? Our Evaluation and Research team at CADCA recently came across a useful resource that we wanted to pass on to the rest of the field and while it might not solve all of your woes when it comes to accessing research, we think it might help a lot!

Research Into Action, RIA for short, helps coalitions bridge the gap between research and practice in the coalition field by keeping coalitions current on research findings relevant to their work. In addition, this series provides actionable steps for coalitions to incorporate the knowledge gained into community action.

Most coalitions would want their work to “on the map,” so to speak, but one coalition in the state where CADCA and its coalitions just convened our annual Mid-Year Training Institute has implemented CADCA strategies to get its name “off” a map, literally.

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?

Many coalitions are often so invested and involved in doing their critical prevention work they forget how important it is to talk about their successes. For coalition sustainability, it is crucial for coalitions to tell the story of how their coalition’s strategies demonstrate achievements in community-level outcomes.