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.
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) posted a blog entitled Rural Caregiving in the United States. Written by one of GHEA’s key partners, Chandylen Nightingale, Ph.D.
Nearly 40 million individuals are providing informal (unpaid) care for an adult family member or friend in the United States. Caregivers serve as vital members of the health care team by optimizing patient care in the community and reducing burden on the health care system; however, informal caregivers face tremendous challenges when caring for their loved ones and themselves.
Ananya Pati is not yet old enough to vote, but has already influenced great social change. A young leader in the Standing Strong and Link Together Coalition, Ananya is currently a senior in high school, and in February will be accepting CADCA’s Advocate of the Year award at the 2018 National Leadership Forum.