Building Strong Prevention Coalitions


The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training to prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This training is offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.


This 90-minute webinar will review the best practices in effective coalitions. We will discuss the importance and role that coalitions play in successful prevention efforts. We will also discuss the importance of leadership in building strong a community coalition.



  • Describe key characteristics of effective coalitions
  • Describe best practices for building strong community coalitions
  • Identify approaches for applying coalition best practices in your community




Dodi SwopeDodi Swope, M.Ed., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Massachusetts. Dodi’s background includes teaching in regular and special education settings and a clinical practice serving children and families in the Boston area. Most recently, Dodi has provided training and planning facilitation on a broad scope of community health initiatives. 








Erin FickerErin Ficker, CPRS, MPAff, serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC. Erin has worked in substance misuse prevention for more than 14 years, helping communities to use evidence-based strategies and data driven processes in prevention planning and implementation.  She works with community-level prevention practitioners and schools in developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining prevention interventions. 

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