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Frequently Asked Questions



Q: What is a coalition?


A: CADCA defines coalitions as a formal arrangement for collaboration among groups or sectors of a community, in which each group retains its identity but all agree to work together toward the common goal of a safe, healthy and drug-free community. In other words, this means that coalitions aren't prevention programs, but rather local residents and sector representatives that are working together to directly addresses local problems and develops strategies to fix these issues.


Q: What are community coalitions?


A: Community coalitions are comprised of parents, teachers, law enforcement, businesses, religious leaders, health providers and other community activists who are mobilizing at the local level -- and nationally under the CADCA umbrella -- to make their communities safer, healthier and drug-free.


Q: How do coalitions make a difference in communities?


A: Coalition building is a smart strategy that promotes coordination and collaboration and makes efficient use of limited community resources. By connecting multiple sectors of the community in a comprehensive approach, community coalitions are achieving real outcomes.


Q: How do I get involved?


A: It's easy to become involved with your local community coalition! Just visit the Contact page and you will find an email link directly to the Coalition Coordinator. There is also a phone number you can call for more information. Becoming a member of the coalition is free and everyone in the community is welcome to join.


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