Engaging community coalitions in tobacco-prevention and smoking-cessation activities

The purpose of this project is to engage community anti-drug coalitions in work focused on smoking cessation. Since 1992, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has been training local grassroots groups known as "community anti-drug coalitions" in problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess and develop comprehensive plans to address problems related to substance use in their communities. In 2010, CADCA began working with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center to provide expertise on and technical assistance for tobacco prevention and smoking cessation, which are still among the most serious and challenging public health issues today. This grant will allow CADCA to: (1) connect with coalitions active in tobacco prevention and smoking cessation to create a discussion group of interested coalitions; (2) produce a CADCA Strategizer publication focused on trends in this area; (3) develop for the coalitions a training module and a course curriculum on tobacco; and (4) provide a summary report to document this effort and its findings and impact.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 11/8/2011

Time frame: 11/1/2011 - 8/31/2013

Grant Number: 69568


Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

625 Slaters Lane, Suite 300
Alexandria, 22314-1176


Mary Elizabeth Elliott
Project Director