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Hubbard in Prevention Honored at CADCA's National Leadership Forum

February 22, 2018

On Feb. 6, the Hubbard in Prevention Coalition (HIP) was one of 160 community coalitions honored during a graduation ceremony at CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) National Leadership Forum, just outside of Washington, D.C. The coalitions received a graduation certificate for completing CADCA’s National Coalition Academy, a rigorous training program designed to increase the effectiveness of community drug prevention leaders.

“We are so proud of our coalition for investing the time and resources to take advantage of the best community coalition training in the world. To graduate from this year-long intensive course is no small feat and our Hubbard in Prevention coalition is more prepared today to be an effective, sustainable coalition because of this training,” said Angela Graham, DFC Grant Coodinator for CHI St. Joseph’s Health. “We look forward to applying our knowledge and strategies to ensure the youth in our community live drug free.”

Hubbard in Prevention Coalition Member Linda Uscola and DFC Grant Coordinator Angela Graham had the privilege of attending CADCA's National Leadership Forum and meeting legislators on Capitol Hill.  Linda and Angela were able to educate Minnesota's elected officials about Hubbard in Prevention's successes, concerns, and the effectiveness of substance abuse prevention.  Linda, Angela, and other Minnesota Coalitions met with U.S. Representative Rick Nolan, and aids of U.S. Representative Colin Peterson, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Minnesota Senator Tina Smith. 

The Hubbard in Prevention Coalition impacts area communities by
  • Encouraging continued implementation of an evidence-based curriculum such as Project Northland and Class Action Curriculum into the schools in Hubbard County. Project Northland employs grade-specific tasks, exercises, and activities in a variety of highly engaging, interactive formats--such as comic books and posters--to reach young people at an age when they are most likely to try alcohol.  

  • Involvement in community events that include Night to Unite with local law enforcement, local health fairs, and open houses and parent/teacher conferences at the schools.

  • Providing workshops and trainings on substance abuse prevention for parents, Law Enforcement, teachers, professionals and residents in the community.

  • Providing Leadership Retreats for youth to learn effective ways to reduce alcohol and drug use in their community and enhance leadership skills.

  • Providing Responsible Beverage Server Training and Hubbard County wide Compliance Checks

  • Sticker Shock Campaign throughout Hubbard County, placing stickers and banners in liquors stores to help remind the community about the laws and consequences of providing alcohol to minors.

  • Implemented the Social Host Ordinance in city ordinances within Hubbard County, Nevis and Park Rapids.  

CADCA’s National Coalition Academy (NCA) is a comprehensive, year-long training program developed by CADCA’s National Coalition Institute. The NCA incorporates three, week-long classroom sessions, a web-based distance learning component, an online workstation where participants network and share planning products and free ongoing coalition development technical assistance. To graduate, coalitions must complete a rigorous curriculum. They must participate in all components of the NCA and complete five essential planning products that serve as the foundation of their comprehensive plan for community change.

CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a four-day event packed with opportunities to learn the latest strategies to address substance abuse and hear from nationally-known prevention experts, federal administrators, and concerned policymakers. The Forum brings together approximately 3,000 attendees representing coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders. It is the largest training event for the prevention field.

Through prevention strategies, Hubbard in Prevention strives to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by youth in Hubbard County.

Judith Miller, Communications Manager
(218) 616-3310
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