RECORDING: Working Together: Understanding How Community Coalitions Can Partner with College Campus Prevention
This webinar will provide insight and tips on how your community coalitions can work with the higher education campuses in your community. These partnerships are essential for effective prevention and to support and enhance each other’s prevention efforts. In the webinar, we will discuss common challenges to working together, including working around academic calendars, understanding and partnering with administrative hierarchies, dealing with changing student populations, and responding to shifting priorities of the college/university leadership. Effective collaboration can bring the community together and ultimately help both partners to achieve their shared and individual outcomes, creating a stronger and healthier community.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe how to identify and build relationships with campus-based stakeholders
- Recognize current trends in higher education that provide an entry point for collaboration
- Discuss ways community coalitions and campus partners can work together toward shared prevention outcomes
- List strategies for and building sustainable year-round partnerships
Sally Linowski, PhD, CHES
Sally Linowski, PhD, CHES, has 30 years of experience in substance use prevention, community building and teaching in higher education. She serves as a consultant to campuses nationally on the strategic implementation of comprehensive prevention programs, including extensive experience ensuring compliance with federal mandates and planning and implementing individual and environmental prevention approaches. She has expertise in building meaningful campus and town partnerships and engaging students in addressing off campus student concerns as peer leaders. Sally is the founder and past co-chair of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High Risk Drinking at UMass Amherst. Sally has had various leadership roles including Associate Director of University Health Services, Director of the Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Associate Dean of Students, and Senior Director, Off Campus Student Life and Community Engagement at UMass Amherst, where she oversaw the Off Campus Student Center, Sorority and Fraternity Life, and Student Parent Programs. Sally is currently a Lecturer in Health Promotion and Policy at UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and founder/co-chair of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High Risk Drinking.