CADCA Resources

Access CADCA’s wide range of tools and publications, such as our popular strategizer technical assistance manuals or the Primer Series – a series of publications developed by CADCA’s National Coalition Institute to help coalitions understand the implement the Strategic Prevention Framework. Whether you are a community coalition leader, a prevention specialist, an addiction professional or a researcher, CADCA offers a myriad of short and long-form publications, webinars, podcasts, CADCA TV broadcast shows and toolkits to help you prevent and reduce alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. > Visit Page

CADCA Primers

Cultural Competence Primer: Incorporating Cultural Competence into Your Comprehensive Plan
This primer provides anti-drug coalitions with a basic understanding of cultural competence and its importance in achieving substance abuse reduction that is effective and sustainable.

Implementation Primer: Putting Your Plan into Action
This primer assists your coalition in the implementation of comprehensive strategies designed to achieve population-level reductions of substance abuse rates. It describes the importance of community mobilization and the necessity of seeking meaningful environmental change—two strategies that research indicates can influence substance abuse rates in an entire community.

Assessment Primer: Analyzing the Community, Identifying Problems and Setting Goals
This primer provides anti-drug coalitions clear guidelines for defining their communities and assessing the real needs within the community. This information will enable your coalition to minimize duplication of effort, understand existing resources and implement practices and policies to reduce substance abuse within the community.

Handbook for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions
The Handbook for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions provides an overview of resources for and about community anti-drug coalitions. It helps educate, inform and empower local coalitions and provides some of the basic tools needed to become effective and sustainable.

Capacity Primer: Building Membership, Structure and Leadership
This primer provides clear guidelines to help your coalition build the capacity needed to develop and carry out a comprehensive community plan to reduce substance abuse rates. It describes the components of a coherent plan related to your coalition’s strategies and priorities for capacity building.

Planning Primer: Developing a Theory of Change, Logic Models and Strategic and Action Plans
This primer provides clear guidelines for assisting your coalition to develop the products that you need to carry out a comprehensive community plan to reduce substance abuse rates. It also helps you understand the dynamic planning process needed for coalition work.

Evaluation Primer: Setting the Context for a Community Anti-Drug Coalition Evaluation
This primer provides the basic tools each coalition needs to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan. In addition, it will help your coalition create and implement a local evaluation.

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