EPLS: Organizational Elements of Effective Coalitions

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): Organizational Elements of Effective Coalitions


Series Overview

This 7-week series offers a unique interactive experience that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about the key organizational elements that assist coalitions of all types to operate efficiently and effectively. This series will have a special focus on coalitions that promote healthy youth development to reduce substance misuse and other related problem behaviors. Participants will explore a variety of organizational principles that will assist them in the overall development of their coalition by learning more about how to engage and sustain involvement of key stakeholders and members over time, how to utilize dynamic group-development strategies, and how their efforts can connect with other coalition efforts in their area. The learning series is structured to provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and self-study activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to an effective community coalition structure when focusing on primary prevention. Participants will have the opportunity during the course to discuss specific "next steps" questions.



Community-level prevention practitioners and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn what opportunities for similar courses are available to them.



Session 1: August 5, 2020
Session 2: August 12, 2020
Session 3: August 19, 2020
Session 4: August 26, 2020
Session 5: September 2, 2020
Session 6: September 9, 2020
Session 7: September 16, 2020 



11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Alaska
12:00 PM – 01:30 PM Pacific
01:00 PM – 02:30 PM Mountain



Meghan Blevins is a Systems Change Specialist at Penn State's EPISCenter and certified Communities That Care (CTC) Plus coach. In this role, she helps guide communities through the CTC process. Her focus areas are youth involvement, communications, and curriculum. She has presented at the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance conference, the Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development conference, and CADCA’s 28th National Leadership Forum


Continuing Education

In order to receive up to 15 continuing education hours, participants are expected to view the video tutorial; attend the live technology introductory/orientation session; complete individual readings and learning activities as assigned; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in group discussions. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.



EPLS: Organizational Elements of Effective Coalitions Registration Page

Space is limited to 20 participants


Cost is Free!



Please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.


Starts: Aug. 5, 2020 12:00 pm
Ends: Aug. 5, 2020 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
August 5, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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