GOT OUTCOMES! The Pinnacle of Excellence

2018 Award Winners!

This year, we are proud to announce the following coalitions have gone above and beyond these standards to achieve phenomenal outcomes:

  • Coalition of the Year: DART Prevention Coalition, Ocean County, New Jersey
  • Long-term Outcomes: Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • Intermediate Outcomes: Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth, Riverhead, New York
  • Short-term Outcomes: Together for Resilient Youth, Durham, North Carolina

“We are extremely proud of the outstanding outcomes these coalitions have achieved. Our CADCA GOT OUTCOMES! winners exemplify the excellent work that coalitions are doing around the country to prevent and reduce substance use and misuse in their communities,” said General Arthur T. Dean, CADCA’s Chairman and CEO.

These coalitions will be honored on Feb. 7 during CADCA’s 2019 National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.  CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the nation’s largest training event for community coalition advocates and substance abuse prevention leaders, featuring more than 100 sessions on the latest science, news, trends and industry best practices on substance abuse issues.

CADCA’s GOT OUTCOMES! Awards recognize exceptional community coalitions that effectively contribute to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention. Coalitions qualify for one of three categories: short-term outcomes (6-24 months), intermediate outcomes (2-3 years), long-term outcomes (4-10 years), and Coalition of the Year—a coalition that has successfully addressed two substance abuse problems in one of the above categories.

GOT OUTCOMES! is a two-phase process during which coalitions present their activities and outcomes in the form of a logic model. The logic model represents community’s substance abuse problem, root causes (risk factors), and local conditions that contribute to it. It also outlines coalition’s strategies that led to positive community-level outcomes. Strong candidates for one of these awards, therefore, are skilled in data collection, evaluation, and data-driven decision making inclusive of the community.

Phase I
Coalitions select one substance use issue which they helped to address and would like to highlight in this process. Subsequently, they show the comprehensive steps they have taken to reach short, intermediate, or long-term outcomes. This information is presented in the form of a PowerPoint, with an overview of the coalition’s community, work, and the data to support the outcomes.
Phase II
Coalitions chosen to move on to phase two will receive personal technical assistance to further strengthen their application. They will also be able to provide outcomes for a second substance use issue they helped to address—a qualification for the Coalition of the Year award.

Coalitions that excel in one of the three categories will win:

  • Free registration, travel, and lodging for one coalition member to attend CADCA’s National Leadership Forum
  • Custom award engraved with coalition’s name and outcome category
  • Recognition in CADCA’s printed and online communications
  • 50% off National Leadership Forum registration for one coalition member who participates in the Ideas Fair poster session
  • Participation in a GOT OUTCOMES! session at the National Leadership Forum
  • Opportunity for the coalition leader to be considered for CADCA trainer/consultant status
Phase I Submission Deadline: Friday, June 15th, 2018, 11:59 PM EST
Submit applications to Kay Woods Senior Evaluation & Research Associate at . We encourage coalitions to post their application questions to CADCA Members’ Community, or call 1-800-54-CADCA, ext. 240.

2018 GOT OUTCOMES! Coalition of Excellence Awards

Application Timeline (subject to change)


 CADCA Begins Accepting Phase I Applications

 Monday, April 9th, 2018

 Phase I Applicant Webinars

 (must pre-register before webinar date)

 Monday, April 30th, 2018 12-1:30PM EST

 Monday, June 4th, 2018 3-4:00 PM EST

 Phase I Applications Due to CADCA

 Friday, June 15th, 2018

 Phase I applications reviewed by CADCA staff and trainers

 Monday, June 18th, 2018- Monday, July 30th,   2018

 CADCA Notifies Semifinalists!!!

 Week of August 20th, 2018

 Phase I Semifinalists Technical Assistance Provided

 Monday, August 27 –Wednesday, September   27, 2018

 Phase II Applications Due to CADCA

 Wednesday, September 28, 2018

 Phase II Applications Reviewed by CADCA Team

 Monday, October 8 – Monday, October 15, 2018

 Phase II Winners notified

 Friday, October 19, 2018

 Phase II Winners contacted regarding 2019 National   Leadership Forum

 Beginning Monday, October 29, 2018

 Phase II Winners present at the 2019 National Leadership   Forum

 Monday, February 4- Thursday, February 7,   2019



Informational Webinars:

Monday, April 30th, 2018 12-1:30PM EST

Monday June 4th, 2018 3-4:00 PM EST

Please pre-register at this link:


2018 GOT OUTCOMES Phase II Application Instructions

2018 GOT OUTCOMES Phase 1 Application Announcement

2018 GOT OUTCOMES PowerPoint Presentation Requirements

2018 GOT OUTCOMES Timeline 

2018 GO Seven Strategies Document

2018 Big Picture Overview and Data-Interventions Starter Templates

2018 GO Definitions Document

Logic Model Guidance for Coalitions

Data Collection System Worksheet





2017 Winner

Coalition of the Year

Covington County Children’s Policy Council Coalition

    GOT OUTCOMES! Has grown into so much more than who has the biggest outcomes. This is an opportunity for coalitions to show off their skill in telling their coalition story which involves making a strong case for their coalition’s contributions to the outcomes they are reporting. “Applying for this award served as unique learning tool which allowed us to take a deeper look at our strategies and collected data. The PowerPoints developed for the application are now being used to promote our coalition when speaking to local civic groups. Most importantly, this effort highlighted coalition partners that have played a significant part in the success of our drug-prevention efforts”, says Susan Short, Executive Director of Covington County Children’s Policy Council Coalition (CCCPC).               


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