Policy Series

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Time: 10-11:30 AM on July 7th, July 25th, and August 5th 

Format: Virtual

Cost: FREE

Contact Hours: 3.75 NAADAC*

Target Audience: Prevention Professionals


Seats for this series are limited and will be filled in order of registration.

This series is open only to the West Virginia workforce.


  • Participants must attend all 3 sessions to be eligible for CEUs. By registering using the link above, you are registering for all three parts.
  • Participants are expected to actively participate and are strongly encouraged to keep their cameras on for the duration of the training to foster an interactive training environment.

Session 1: What is Policy?

Thursday July 7th 10-11:30 AM Eastern

This session lays the foundation to understand policy. Participants will explore the public health approach and understand that effective prevention includes both individual and environmental strategies.


At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the public health approach and the importance of comprehensive strategies that include both individual and environmental approaches
  • Discuss the elements of good policy
  • Be able to define “P” and “p” policy
  • Understand how health equity should be at the heart of policy development


Session 2: Policy as a Prevention Strategy

Monday July 25th 10-11:30 AM Eastern

This session will explore how policy is most effective when linked to local conditions. Participants will examine how to implement both formal and informal policy with a special emphasis on exploring effective policy approaches to reduce substance use in college settings.


At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of using data to lay the foundation for policy change
  • Be able identify local conditions Link both formal and informal policy to local conditions
  • Discuss how to look through the equity lens when developing policy


Session 3: Being Ethical with Policy, Advocacy vs. Lobbying

Friday August 5th 10-11:30 AM Eastern

This session will take a deep dive into the implications of policy, sometimes unintentional, while differentiating between advocacy and lobbying. Participants will also explore how policy affects social determinants of health and how policy can be effectively evaluated.


At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Differentiate advocacy from lobbying
  • Recognize unintentional harms associated with policy
  • Examine how the social determinants of health are part of the policy conversation
  • Discuss policy evaluation



Session 1: Instructors: Carlton Hall, Dorothy Chaney, Kristin Kidd

Session 2:  Instructors: Carlton Hall, Dorothy Chaney, Kristin Kidd

Session 3:  Instructors: Carlton Hall, Stephanie Strutner, Kristin Kidd     


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Carlton HallCarlton Hall is the President and CEO of Carlton Hall Consulting LLC (CHC) , a multi-faceted, full-service
consulting firm designed to provide customized solutions and enable measurable change for
communities, organizations, families and individuals. Carlton Hall has been providing intensive substance
abuse prevention focused and community problem solving services to the nation for the last 25 years. His
responsibilities, unique set of skills and experience have made him one of the most highly sought after
instructors and guides for community problem solving in every state and territory in the nation as well as
internationally, with successful achievements in South Africa, Ghana, Bermuda, Kenya and others.
Carlton spent twelve years with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) serving in
several leadership positions and including most recently, Acting Vice President, Training Operations, and
Acting Director for CADCA's National Coalition Institute. In this role, Carlton provided critical leadership
supporting the successful design, and delivery of the community outreach component of the Drug
Enforcement Administration’s DEA 360 Strategy in priority cities across the country. Carlton is one of the
primary architects of CADCA's National Coalition Academy. The Academy, a year-long coalition
development program, is designed to increase the effectiveness of communities in drug demand
reduction producing population level outcomes. 
Currently, Carlton and the CHC team provide executive training and technical assistance support to the
Southeast PTTC (Region 4).
Learn more about Carlton at http://carltonhallconsulting.com/about.html


Dorothy Chaney

Dorothy Chaney  is the Founder of Wisconsin Community Health Alliance, an organization committed to supporting coalitions, agencies and individuals to improve the health of their communities and the environments in which they live. Dorothy is committed to equity in community health and works with communities both nationally and internationally to address health disparities and support the development of local solutions to complex problems.  For more than 20 years, Dorothy has worked with community-based coalitions to address the impact of substance use on youth and families. Dorothy has also served on many state level work groups and advisory committees in Wisconsin. Chaney also works with communities to implement collective impact approaches to improve community health.






Kristin KiddKristin Kidd, MA, serves as the Coordinator of the SAMHSA-funded Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) at Wake Forest School of Medicine. With a focus on health equity, workforce development and policy change, the Southeast PTTC provides free training and technical assistance to the substance misuse prevention field in the southeast (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN). Kristin is also the Director of the North Carolina Behavioral Health Equity Initiative which partners with 8 grantees working to impact a local health disparity issue. Kristin was formerly the Director of the Tobacco Control Training and Technical Assistant Team at the Colorado School of Public Health. There her team provided state-wide advocacy and policy guidance to local health agencies working to eliminate tobacco disparities. Kristin partnered with multiple Colorado communities to successfully pass local tobacco control policies such as retailer licensing and expanded smoke-free/vape-free protections. In her limited free time, Kristin enjoys mountain biking, trail running and gardening. 





Stephanie StrutnerA retired substance use prevention coalition director, Stephanie Strutner, MPH owns and operates an independent consulting firm, Catalyst Evaluation Group, through which she provides support to clients through measuring impact and conducting biostatistical and epidemiological analyses. She also serves as consultant and trainer for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) where she teaches the intensive three-week National Coalition Academy for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. She is a trainer and consultant for the Alliance of Better Nonprofits in Knoxville where she helps support local charities to operate using effective business models and evaluate effectiveness to achieve sustainability and serves as the part-time CEO for the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emory & Henry College, a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of Tennessee with a focus and field practice in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, a Certificate in Social Enterprise Effectiveness from the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, and is a Level II Certified Prevention Specialist. Previously, Stephanie served as Executive Director for ASAP of Anderson for over a decade, where she secured $6 million in grant funds and left $300,000 in unrestricted raised funds. A veteran in the field of substance use prevention, she has served in leadership roles at the state and national levels for nonprofit organizations as well as for community coalitions and agencies.

Stephanie has spoken on a number of occasions before our U.S. Senators on Capitol Hill about the impact drug use has on our communities and has also testified in Nashville before the Tennessee General Assembly on multiple pertinent prevention issues. In 2018, she attended a meeting in the West Wing of the White House with the President of the United States to discuss effective opioid prevention strategies in local communities. In 2020, the efforts and impact of the coalition she led were selected to be showcased as a case study to Congress. Stephanie is also skilled in logic model development, strategic planning, and evaluation.

Stephanie has been honored with the Young Professionals of Knoxville Outstanding Young Professional Impact Award for her efforts in improving her community in 2015 and was awarded as CADCA’s Advocate of the Year in 2016. Under her leadership, ASAP of Anderson was honored as CADCA’s National Coalition of the Year in 2015.

An avid snow skier, Stephanie also enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, golf, boating, and spending time with her people, Matt and Blair, and their furry creature, Oliver.




In order to be eligible for the contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in Zoom FOR ALL THREE SESSIONS

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.


If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected]

Starts: Jul. 7, 2022 10:00 am
Ends: Aug. 5, 2022 11:30 am
Registration Deadline
July 7, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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