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

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coalition definition
Coalition Definition

“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)

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


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coalition members share
Coalition Members Share

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coalition is both a
Coalition is both a……

Noun (Form)

Verb (Function)

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what do coalitions do spf
What do coalitions do? (SPF)
  • 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



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12 community sectors
12 Community Sectors
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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: reduce use rates

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reduce use rates
Reduce Use Rates


  • Increase Protective Factors
  • Decrease Risk Factors
  • Evidence Based Programs (SAMHSA)


  • Environmental strategies
  • Advocacy
  • Sustainable long term community efforts

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public health model
Public Health Model

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community strategy

Community Strategy

Increase Awareness

Change in Attitude

Change in Behavior

individual prevention
Individual Prevention
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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“It takes a village to raise a child”

“It takes a child to raise a village”

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