Community Coalitions and Collaborators Priority Area

The Community Coalitions and Collaborators (C3) Working Group (WG) exists to develop training and technical assistance tools, products, and services on effective community coalitions and collaborations, to be deployed across the PTTC network to increase the capacity of prevention coalitions and collaborators  to reduce substance misuse outcomes.

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Six Elements Webinars and Resources

The Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network developed. ‘The Six Elements of Effective Coalitions” webpage provides the prevention field tools to use within their own coalitions to train on the 6 elements

The webpage includes downloadable recorded webinars on each of the 6 elements, downloadable slide decks for use, and other resources.

Prevention Meets Harm Reduction

How can prevention coalitions work across the continuum of care to maximize impact and sustain systems-level changes that promote wellness for everyone? This virtual series will provide a framework for understanding harm reduction strategies by sharing the history and pillars of harm reduction as a social movement and examples of various types of harm reduction strategies. Participants will explore how the goals and values of prevention intersect with harm reduction and how we can work together through community collaborations to address overlapping goals. Finally, we will explore how the knowledge brought from those with lived experience can enhance our implementation strategies across the continuum of care.

Upon completion of this virtual learning experience, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the history and pillars of harm reduction
  2. Explore how prevention efforts intersect with harm reduction efforts through overlapping goals and common values
  3. Learn how the knowledge of lived experience can enhance our strategies across the continuum of care
Prevention Meets Harm Reduction: How Community Collaborations Work Across the Continuum- Part One

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Prevention Meets Harm Reduction: How Community Collaborations Work Across the Continuum Part Two

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Coffee Chats

Systems Transformation, Reducing Risks, and Increasing Protective Processes: The Goal of Community Coalitions

The first Coffee Chat, presented by Dr. Zili Sloboda, will explore how, based on an understanding of the etiology of substance use and other risky behaviors, community-based coalitions can build prevention service systems that can have far-reaching impacts. Effective coalitions are key to having these ‘population-based’ outcomes as they know and represent their broader communities, and have the potential of being more skilled at influencing the allocation of prevention resources, community policies & practices, inter-organizational relationships and community awareness, knowledge, and values.

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Getting to System Transformation: Practical Tools for Coalitions

The second Coffee Chat, presented by Sarah Davis, will explore practical tools and approaches for engaging your coalition in systems thinking and engaging in community-level change. By using a risk and protective factor lens, participants will explore opportunities to engage diverse sectors within their community to impact population-wide changes to reduce substance misuse. Participants will leave with sample tools they can use with their coalition to encourage thinking at a systems-level - as well as plenty of resources to support ongoing skill building within their coalition.

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