EPLS: Organizational Elements of Effective Coalitions


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



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 Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 9: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii,Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 9 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn what opportunities for similar courses are available to them.


Session Dates and Time

States & American Samoa:

March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 12 

04:00 pm – 05:30 pm Mountain
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Pacific
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Hawaii
11:00 am – 12:30 pm American Samoa


April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13

10:00am – 11:30am Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00am – 10:30am Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00am – 09:30am Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00am – 08:30am Republic of Palau 



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 20-minute video tutorial; attend the live technology training; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in discussions. 


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Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others
Cost is Free!

Questions? Contact Matt Minten at ([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registering.


Starts: Mar. 31, 2020 3:00 pm
Ends: May. 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
March 30, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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