The Work of Coalitions: Environmental Strategies (HHS Region 1)

Date: October 18 & 19, 2023 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table  

Time: 1:00 PM—4:00 PM EST; each day

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Please note: Registration for this event is prioritized for prevention professionals within the New England region (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) due to capacity limits.



Much of prevention is focused on individual attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and skills. Yet individuals do not make their choices in a vacuum. Join us as we explore the environmental influences on individual alcohol and drug use choices and effective strategies coalitions can use to impact these environmental factors Topics include: the Public Health Model, four areas of environmental change, seven change strategies and best practice environmental strategies. We will also explore how “willingness” and “capacity” can impact a coalition’s success with Environmental Prevention.



Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and be able to explain 4 core areas of Environmental Prevention (WHAT we are trying to change).
  2. Apply their knowledge of environmental prevention through use of a community scenario.
  3. Identify and apply seven community change strategies (HOW we work to make change).
  4. Understand what research has found on the effectiveness of common environmental strategies.
  5. Explore how “willingness” and “capacity” can impact a coalition’s success with Environmental Prevention.



Allison Sharer, OCPC, has worked in the Prevention field since 1983. She is an independent trainer and consultant, and the President of Wingspan Training, LLC. Her experience includes work within youth-led prevention, community-based prevention, environmental prevention and drug-free workplace. She has developed and presented workshops, trainings and other educational opportunities for a wide variety of audiences. Allison is the past-president of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio (now called Ohio Prevention Professionals Association), and also served on the former Ohio Credentialing Board as chair of the Prevention Committee. She represented Ohio for three years to the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium.


Criteria for completion: Participants are expected to fully participate on both dates (10/18 and 10/19) with audio and video access. Participants will be asked to keep videos on throughout the workshop barring exceptions. Participants will be asked to engage in both individual activities and group discussions during the workshop. This is a live, virtual workshop. Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, it will not be recorded. Participants should plan to be available for both dates.


About this event: This event is hosted by the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (HHS Region 1), a program funded through SAMHSA, and planned in response to an identified need for additional training on coalition development.

For questions about this event, please contact Kristen Erickson, [email protected].

Starts: Oct. 18, 2023 1:00 pm
Ends: Oct. 19, 2023 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
October 18, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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