Two of our coalition members attended the third and final week of the National Coalition Academy in Sacramento, CA to join 20+ other coalitions from across the U.S. in a cohort learning experience.
What was the purpose?
To equip coalition members with knowledge and skills to go back and create environmental or community-level change.
Training dates: June 27-30, 2016
Brian Sauter – Pleasant Valley Church High School Pastor
Phil Huerta – Winona County ASAP Program Coordinator
Topics covered? Policy/Advocacy & Sustainability
What were some take-away’s?
- Belief that “Policies CAN change behavior”
- How to write a Policy Action Statement
- Steps to advocate for a policy in our community
- Ask “What do we NEED to be sustainable?” vs “What can we get (grants)?”
- 6-step planning process for sustainability
Four things every coalition must sustain:
- Strong volunteer & membership base
- Credible process – Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)
- Relevance to community concerns
- Financial and other resources required to do the work
Please let the Program Coordinator know if you are interested in attending any future trainings or would like to learn more about the topics/take away’s.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) provided this training.