Next week, 2,000 prevention professionals will head to Orlando, Florida for the 17th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute, filled with training sessions, networking opportunities and dynamic speakers! While the days are jam-packed with learning and training, take advantage of free time to explore our host city of Orlando! Local coalition leaders Heather Wilkie and Erika Cooper from the Zebra Coalition penned a few suggestions about attractions for attendees while they visit the city.
As an emergency physician, it is my job to keep people alive. If someone dies during my shift, it's considered a failure. I never get used to it. Looking though medical examiner’s reports, it was page after page and prescription after prescription of failures, and those are the death diaries. By studying why people died from an accidental prescription overdose we can learn about the red flags and create prevention strategies. San Diego death diary research looked at every such death and traced every prescription, pill, physician, and pharmacy. The data is a road map for prevention.
How did you get started in coalition work?
CADCA is committed to developing and advancing the capacity of individuals, organizations and institutions globally in the pursuit of building safe, healthy and drug-free communities. For the last six years, CADCA’s International Programs has hosted fellows from the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the purpose of completing a professional affiliation in the area of drug prevention.
If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new place to connect with the prevention community from across the globe and it’s an exclusive benefit, just for CADCA members. Members like Virgil Boysaw are taking full advantage of this new benefit to further the success of the prevention field.
Through our Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA), CADCA observes National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month — a health observance dedicated by President Clinton in 2000 — to raise awareness about the disease among our partners, coalitions, and the communities they serve. GHEA promotes colorectal cancer preventive measures such as informing our members of age-centric screening
Name: Melissa-Kim Tom
Position: Deputy Director, Training, Technical Assistance and Outreach
Years at CADCA: Three in May
1) How did you get started in prevention work?
All National Leadership Forum attendees are encouraged to come to Capitol Hill Day on February 7, 2018, to join us on this impactful day of advocacy! During Capitol Hill Day, attendees have the chance to attend appointments with legislative staff, Congressional Members/Senators, and sometimes both.
The 28th Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA’s 14th Prevention Day are just around the corner! The 2018 theme “Partnering for Prevention” is seen in the wide range of attendees – from coalition members to community leaders, students to teachers, parents to youth, federal partners to new DFC grantees.