National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced that it will award $2 million to Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) to continue the National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute.


Congress directed the administration to make the grant.


“CADCA is in a unique position to conduct the activities of the National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute and meet the objectives of this grant,” according to the funding announcement. “The National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute will take advantage of the resources of multiple agencies located throughout the Federal, State and local governments, philanthropies, and universities to bring the best available knowledge, information, and technology to local community coalitions working to prevent and reduce drug use among the youth of America.”


The purpose of the National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute is to provide education, training, and technical assistance for coalition leaders and community teams, with emphasis on the development of coalitions serving economically disadvantaged areas; develop and disseminate evaluation tools, mechanisms, and measures to better assess and document coalition performance measures and outcomes; and bridge the gap between research and practice by translating knowledge from research into practical information.

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