The 26th CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) National Leadership Forum was held in National Harbor, Maryland on February 1-4, 2016. Attendees from the district included Nancy Fiander (Director of School and Community Programs), Ken Hoptowit (Coalition Coordinator) and High School Student Daniel Carrillo. This training event for community-based substance abuse prevention leaders.
CADCA is the premier membership-based non-profit organization representing adult and youth coalition leaders throughout the United States and internationally - all working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. For more than 23 years, CADCA has advanced substance abuse prevention and built a network of more than 5,000 community anti-drug coalitions. CADCA brings together sectors of the community to solve their local substance abuse problems - schools, businesses, parents and youth, law enforcement, healthcare providers, faith-based organizations, and many more. Our model for community change represents a comprehensive, evidenced-based multi-sector approach to reduce underage and binge drinking, tobacco, illicit drugs and the abuse of medicines.
CADCA leads the field in substance abuse prevention advocacy and public policy. Our training and technical assistance through the National Coalition Institute, has been independently evaluated to confirm that our services help coalitions achieve measurable results faster. CADCA promotes the coalition model and drug prevention with the media and the general public. Our significant partnerships with federal and state agencies, national non-profit organizations,, academic researchers, corporate leaders and other key stakeholders help CADCA build a global coalition of concerned professionals, all working to reduce substance abuse and improve public health and safety.