Coalitions Post Covid Part 2: Building and Maintaining Organizational Capacity to Support Prevention Coalitions

Webinar Description

This 1.5 hour interactive session looked at cultivating community support for prevention coalitions and explored how to transform local leaders to prevention champions. As managing a coalition effectively is an art, it requires excellent communication skills and the ability to build both individual and organizational prevention capacity. It also involves establishing and maintaining close working relationships with community members and collaborating with them to select and implement community and culturally appropriate substance misuse prevention interventions. In a post-Covid world, the ways in which we work and communicate have shifted in meaningful ways, but the fundamental principles informing that work remain the same.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key organizational functions and resources necessary to support effective coalitions
  • Discuss strategies to build organizational capacity
  • Describe key strategies for a plan to continually monitor organizational capacity


Presenter Information

Charlotte Carlton brings over 30 years of experience leading and implementing substance use prevention programs at the community, state, regional, and national levels. She is currently working with multiple Education Development Center (EDC) teams to provide support for prevention efforts in Health & Human Services Regions 1 and 2. Previously, she served as the Director of the Southeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) and as a Senior Program Director for the Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation (PIRE). She has done extensive research on the subject of program sustainability, most recently applying that research to the sustainability of community coalitions. She is the co-recipient of the 2002 Science to Practice award presented by the Society for Prevention Research and the 2001 Award of Excellence for outstanding contributions to the prevention field from the National Prevention Network.


Additional Documents



Extra Resource - NeC-PTTC Resources Coalitions Post Covid

Extra Resource - NeC-PTTC Coalitions Post Covid - Tips for Engagement

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