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Coalition + Community = Change

Whether you are part of a substance misuse prevention coalition, a community member looking to make a change, or a person involved in treatment for substance use disorder, or supporting people in any step in recovery this page is for you.

We recover when we have good connections. This is where we connect.

Please also visit the Coalition Building Resources page for tools to equip your community, bookmark the Training and Events page for upcoming opportunities, and find others working in prevention on our Local, State, National Resources page.




Through Federal Substance Abuse Block Grants, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Prevention Network is coordinating mini-grants to community coalitions to increase capacity to reach populations with significant health disparities who can demonstrate impact of COVID-19.

Because the initial project goals and allowable expenses have not change, you may refer to the Initial FAQ document for questions about those. Only current grantees are eligible for the No Cost Extension Grant.


Prevention Navigators

Prevention Navigators is a podcast produced by Prevention Network and PUSH Productions for coalition members, prevention professionals, and those looking to develop or enhance existing community coalitions. New the 1st Wed. of each month available wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Listen to a podcast then attend a Workshop or Contact one of the guest experts for individualized Technical Assistance

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Capacity Builders' Network, Training & Workshops


Capacity Builders' Workshops are typically scheduled 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month from 4-5:30 pm EST and are accessible via Zoom through the Training and Events Calendar.  We build on the Strategic Prevention/Planning Framework. February 22 will be the final CBW in this series.

January 25, 2023 Creating Talking Points and One-Pagers with Ruth Schwendinger. Coalition leaders and SUD prevention specialists will learn key components of talking points to use at Capital Hill Day at the National Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. on Feb 1 st , and subsequent advocacy efforts. Participants will collectively draft a “one-pager” to be used as a template for advocacy efforts with big P and little p policymakers in Michigan.

February 8, 2023 The Power of Evaluation with Ruth Schwendinger. Community-based groups often have different requirements and standards of accountability than licensed agencies. Coalition leaders will learn the power of evaluation and receive templates for internal coalition evaluation.

February 22, 2023 There will not be CEU's offered for this date. We will simply use this time to reflect and share what we've learned throughout the CBW Series. Participants may ask questions about any of the previously covered topics. This will be the final Workshop in this Series.

On Demand MPDS Training & Past Capacity Builders Workshops are available on Prevention Network's YouTube Channel

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CADCA Community

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is the nation's leader in community anti-drug coalitions. Prevention Network invites you to join our CADCA Community specific to the state of Michigan. You are invited to ask questions and share your wins and challenges from your local community. You will need to create a login, but not required to purchase membership.

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Prevention Network Training & Events Calendar 
all times listed Eastern Standard Time
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