What is CCI all about? I’ve been reading through documents for the past several months, checking out folders on the computer, reviewing the website, looking at minutes and agendas, reading through correspondence and listening to individuals, committee reports and boards. I think we’re on the right track! In reviewing the By Laws of the organization, I wanted to make sure…..
To Support community coalitions’ efforts to prevent substance abuse in Idaho.
How do we do this?
We watch list serves and websites. We read blogs, research legislators, try to make sense of legislative proposals, and work closely with groups who also want to prevent substance abuse in Idaho, including law enforcement, local businesses and state associations. We support our member coalitions and those who work to keep our communities safe. We reach out to anyone who is interested in helping us with our vision.
Safe and healthy Idaho communities free of substance abuse.
Picture it! Say it again – Safe and healthy Idaho communities free of substance abuse. We are all working towards the same goals of keeping our youth safe, providing activities, education and community support.
The purposes of CCI are to:
A. Provide a forum for community coalitions to come together to promote prevention and share ideas.
We do this through our tri-annual conferences and providing scholarships to meetings, webinars and conferences. We hold monthly executive board meetings and quarterly general membership meetings. Our Advocacy committee works to stay abreast of legislation and its impacts. We travel to member coalitions to share resources and get to know each other better.
B. Establish a Strategic Prevention Plan.
C. Working with staff, the executive board, the community coalitions, and our Fiscal agent, we work to create a strategic plan that benefits all members of CCI.
D. Develop a state level framework for community coalitions.
With all that is outlined in Article IIIA, we can add state-wide outreach on committees that include behavioral health, health and welfare, drug free youth initiatives, and more.
E. To seek funding that will accomplish coalition goals.
We continue to seek education and resources that will keep CCI financially viable into the future.
F. Increase stakeholder involvement of prevention coalitions of Idaho.
We just recently filled two vacancies on our executive board, with only one vacancy left. We have upped our social media presence, updated the website, and continue to increase the circulation of our monthly newsletter.
G. Increase the number of prevention coalitions in the state.
We continually seek out and encourage active coalitions and workgroups who have a focus on youth prevention.
H. Increase capacity of community coalitions to implement environmental strategies.
We are a resource. With toolkits that focus on prescription drug misuse and marijuana, we work to provide resources that any coalition can use no matter what their size or need. We are always looking for the next thing that can help our community coalitions and are always requesting and open to feedback.
I. Maintain representation of diverse prevention coalitions and partners.
With representation throughout the great state of Idaho, we feel that the work we are doing at CCI can be useful to those who request our help and support.
-Debi Dockins, CCI Executive Director
Prescription Monitoring Program Rack Card
The CCI PMP rack cards are available to order!
We have about 2,000 PMP Rack cards left, it's not too late to order. These cards can be placed throughout the community in hospitals, public health offices, doctor offices, pharmacies, and other areas your coalitions may have access to. The cards are already printed and ready for you to order. The PMP rack card was designed for informational purposes, it provides basic knowledge about the PMP system and why it is important. It also includes a safe disposal section explaining how to properly dispose of unused medications.
Contact Molly Levkiv at email@example.com with any questions you may have and to place an order.
Please include these three pieces of information in your email:
1. The quantity of rack cards you would like to order;
2. Shipping address;
3. Best method to contact you.
The Latah County Youth Advocacy Council partnered with the Moscow Elks Lodge #249 to bring Red Ribbon Week speaker, Travis "Civic" Rybarski to Latah County students. Over 500 students from five high schools in Latah County participated in a one hour assembly on Tuesday, October 24th to kick off Red Ribbon Week. Youth Ambassadors from the Latah County Youth Advocacy Council advocated to bring Travis, a battle rapper and motivational speaker from Spokane, WA to speak to students in Latah County. Travis helped to celebrate positive choices surrounding healthy life styles the students in the county are making. Youth Ambassadors also participated and lead several other activities throughout the week in all six Latah County high schools, including parades and assemblies for elementary school students about making healthy choices and finding their passions.
* Submitted by Lisa Davis, LCYAC Director
2017 CADCA Academy
Lapwai Community Coalition attended the CADCA Academy this year in San Diego, CA. The National Coalition Academy (NCA) is a comprehensive training program developed by CADCA’s National Coalition Institute and teaches leaders “what they need to know” (the core competencies) and “what their team needs to do” (the essential processes) to establish or maintain a highly effective anti-drug coalition.
It combines three weeks of classroom training, three reinforcement on-line sessions and access to a web-based workstation. The Academy’s training curriculum is organized within SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. By the end of the year-long training, coalitions will have developed five essential products (1) a community assessment (2) a logic model (3) a strategic & action plan (4) an evaluation plan (5) a sustainability plan. Graduation for the coalitions who completed the CADCA Academy will graduate in Washington D.C. in February of 2018 during the CADCA Leadership Forum.
Lapwai Community Coalition, was the only DFC Grant funded coalition to attend the CADCA Academy at the time. Coalitions, volunteer staff, and mentor programs across the nation who all work in the Drug/Alcohol prevention field also attended the CADCA Academy.
A few of the key highlights of the Academy is having the opportunity to collaborate with other coalitions on the education they are providing to their communities and how they are implementing prevention strategies within their communities. Being able to share successes with others on what your coalition has done in your community has been beneficial. Another highlight of the academy is being able to present a community assessment of what our community looks like, provide history on our community, describe the issues we face as a community and how our coalition is implementing change. Lapwai Community Coalition serves a population of 1,200 people. Lapwai served the smallest population compared to other coalitions who attend the Academy; the next smallest population being 10,000. Overall, attending the CADCA Academy has been a great experience!
* Submitted by Jess Ford, Lapwai Community Coalition Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator
Operation Prevention: Prevention Resources
Check out Operation Prevention, it's an initiative brought to you by the DEA and Discovery Education to educate elementary, middle and high school students about the true impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use.
All of the following are Idaho specific foundations who have listed substance abuse prevention or a related subject as their fields of interest. If you are interested in any of the following foundations, email firstname.lastname@example.org
1. THE MCGOURTY FOUNDATION, INC. 2313 W. Overland Rd.
Boise, ID United States 83705-3153
Telephone: (208) 331-1042 TYPE OF GRANTMAKER
Independent foundation FINANCIAL DATA
(yr. ended 2014-06-30)
Total giving: $3,940 EIN
2. EQUINOX FOUNDATION, INC.
(formerly Fenton Family Foundation, Inc.)
P.O. Box 2021
Sandpoint, ID United States 83864-2021
E-mail: email@example.com TYPE OF GRANTMAKER
Independent foundation FINANCIAL DATA
(yr. ended 2015-12-31)
Total giving: $317,631 EIN
THE WILLIAM J. & SHIRLEY A. MAECK FAMILY FOUNDATION
Just a reminder, CCI is participating in the Fred Meyer community rewards program again this year. Fred Meyer Rewards is a program that encourages giving donations for nonprofit organizations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer's Rewards Card. This year all you have to do is link your rewards card to CCI, it’s that easy!
For those who have a Fred Meyer Rewards card and link to CCI we greatly appreciate your support in our efforts across the state.
CCI is participating in AmazonSmile, this is an easy way for you to show your support of our organization. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
The CCI "News Watch" is where you can get updated, current and trending news in prevention and substance abuse in Idaho and nationwide. The news watch will also be available on the website and updated regularly!
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