CADCA understands the importance of coalitions staying well-informed about emerging issues in the realm of substance use prevention. Download and share the newest installment of the “What’s Trending?” infographic series to equip your team, engage your community members, and inform the broader public about the dynamic landscape of e-cigarette trends, igniting vital discussions to create lasting change.

Environmental strategies, such as policy change, focus on changing the environments that shape individual behavior. The goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Policy change also provides a greater opportunity to address health disparities. This guidebook will help you and your coalition make sense of the policy process by breaking it down step-by-step.

Learn the definitions of advocacy and lobbying, along with the examples of each when it comes to working in prevention.

This paper was developed to be responsive to the coalition field. It provides evidence to support their use of environmental strategies to address substance abuse in their communities. Environmental strategies are used to change the context (environment) in which substance use and abuse occur.

Utilize this worksheet to become a great communicator when discussing prevention. Better understand your audience and the key takeaways to deliver a clear message!

Knowing what works in prevention, and what doesn’t, is vital to keeping young people from developing serious and life-long issues with addiction, as alcohol and other drug abuse remain the problem behaviors contributing to the most serious problems facing our communities today. In fact, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse estimates the U.S. spends more than half a trillion dollars each year responding to the consequences of substance abuse and addiction. As prevention professionals and the stewards of our field, we know good intentions are not good enough for selecting and implementing prevention strategies. We are ethically obligated to use the knowledge of what works if we want to protect students from initiating drug use or developing addiction.

Utilize this resource to conduct or facilitate an outstanding meeting! Understand why meetings tend to not work well, and make sure you conduct a productive meeting!

Utilize this resource to become familiar with the community readiness model and the key components, what is community readiness and how to determine when ready to change, the benefits and stages of using the community readiness model, how to conduct a community readiness assessment, and so much!

This publication provides an overview of the environmental strategies approach to community problem solving. It includes real examples of efforts where environmental strategies aimed at preventing and reducing community problems related to alcohol and other drugs were implemented. No one approach or set of strategies will fix every community problem, but with an appropriate environmental assessment, a coalition can determine what aspects of environmental prevention will best serve their community.

Gain a better understanding of the community health assessment overview with this informational video! This video contains content that discusses the risk and protective factors, the selection of appropriate evidence-based practices, logic models, cultural competency, and so much more!

Watch this video to gain information on how to identify and engage stakeholders, what community sectors you should consider, the process of developing your team, how to document and communicate results, and so much more! This video demonstrates a great overview of the community health assessment!

Watch this video to gain a further understanding of the components of a community health assessment! Within this video it discusses how to identify and engage stakeholders, defining the community, the process of collecting and analyzing date, and so much more!