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Macomb County Prevention Coalition Meeting December 17, 2009. Ann M. Comiskey Executive Director Troy Community Coalition 248 823-5055 [email protected] An Historical Perspective. The Troy Community Coalition was formed in 1991 by a group of concerned parents (SAFE HOMES)

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Macomb county prevention coalition meeting december 17 2009

Macomb County Prevention Coalition MeetingDecember 17, 2009

Ann M. Comiskey

Executive Director

Troy Community Coalition

248 823-5055

[email protected]


An historical perspective
An Historical Perspective

  • The Troy Community Coalition was formed in 1991 by a group of concerned parents (SAFE HOMES)

  • Community leaders spent one year developing an organizational structure

  • First projects were aimed at reducing underage drinking

  • Strategic plans concentrated on “environmental strategies” rather than individual programs

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History continued
History Continued…….

  • Adopted the “Coalition” model for community change

  • Utilized “multiple strategies across multiple structures”

  • Driven by community data (school, law enforcement, health, treatment, etc……)

  • Recognized by Congress and awarded “Coalition of the Year Award” by CADCA in 1997

  • 2001 Mary Ann Solberg became Deputy Director of ONDCP

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Today coalition goals include
Today…….Coalition Goals Include

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Goal one build capacity aka sustainability
Goal One: Build Capacity(aka…… sustainability)

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Sustainability so that you are around long enough to make a difference
Sustainability…..so that you are around long enough to make a difference.

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Coalition definition
Coalition Definition make a difference.

“A formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration between groups or sectors of a community, in which each group retains its identity but all agree to work together toward a common goal of building a safe, healthy and drug-free community”.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

www.cadca.org

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or make a difference.

A voluntary, strategic alliance…to enhance our ability to achieve a common purpose by sharing risks, responsibilities, resources, and rewards.”

Himmelman

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Coalition members share
Coalition Members Share make a difference.

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Coalition is both a
Coalition is both a…… make a difference.

Noun (Form)

Verb (Function)

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What do coalitions do spf
What do coalitions do? (SPF) make a difference.

  • Assess community needs and resources

  • Analyze problems and goals

  • Develop a framework or a model for change

  • Develop strategic and action plans

  • Develop Interventions

  • Evaluate the Coalition

  • Sustain Projects and Initiatives

  • Develop Leadership

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Sustainability includes
Sustainability includes make a difference.

Members

Money

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12 community sectors
12 Community Sectors make a difference.

  • Business Community

  • Civic/Volunteer Groups

  • Health Care Professionals

  • Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Media

  • Parents

  • Religious /Fraternal Organizations

  • Schools

  • State/Local or Tribal Government

  • Youth

  • Youth Serving Organizations

  • Other

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Membership roles
Membership Roles make a difference.

  • Board Member (Executive or Advisory)

  • Committee Chair or Member

  • Project Worker

  • Guest Speaker

  • Newsletter Subscriber

  • Meeting Attendee

  • Event Sponsor

  • Champion

  • Other

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Keeping membership alive
Keeping Membership Alive make a difference.

  • Recognition

    awards, dinners, praise, public events

  • Respect

    schedule meetings that respects all members, translate materials, recognize different learning styles

  • Role

    not token members but real jobs with substance

  • Relationship

    provide opportunities to network with others

  • Reward

    schedule social and interaction time, share resources and information about them and access to people

  • Results

    build on visible successes, celebrate small wins

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4 ways to obtain money
4 Ways to Obtain Money make a difference.

Ask (Grants/Direct Appeal)

Earn (Trainings/Contracts)

Charge (Products, Fundraiser)

Share (In-kind space/Shared staff)

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Goal two reduce use rates
Goal Two: make a difference. reduce use rates

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Reduce use rates
Reduce Use Rates make a difference.

Youth

  • Increase Protective Factors

  • Decrease Risk Factors

  • Evidence Based Programs (SAMHSA)

Adults

  • Environmental strategies

  • Advocacy

  • Sustainable long term community efforts

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Public health model
Public Health Model make a difference.

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Community strategy

Community Strategy make a difference.

Increase Awareness

Change in Attitude

Change in Behavior


Individual prevention
Individual Prevention make a difference.

  • Designed to change a person’s attitudes or behaviors

  • Delivered in a variety of settings

  • Educate the individual about the harmful effects of alcohol and drugs

  • Teach life skills

  • Build resilience

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Environmental prevention
Environmental Prevention make a difference.

  • Designed to change the social, political and economic context regarding alcohol and drug usage

  • Aimed at reducing the availability or access to alcohol or other drugs

  • Involve adopting laws and policies that impact alcohol and other drugs

  • Focus on changing community attitudes and norms

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7 strategies for community change
7 Strategies for Community Change make a difference.

  • Provide Information

  • Enhance Skills

  • Provide Support

  • Enhance Access / Reduce Barriers

  • Change Consequences (Incentives or Disincentives)

  • Change the Physical Design of the Environment

  • Modify or Change Policies

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Final thoughts
Final Thoughts make a difference.

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“It takes a village to raise a child” make a difference.

“It takes a child to raise a village”

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