Engaging the community to improve children's health
Thursday, March 15, 2012
National Coalition Academy for Virginia
“It is the aim of CCoVA to help Virginia counties and municipalities develop strong and effective coalitions. The Academy is an intensive course designed to get coalitions “off to the right start.” It is the most cost effective approach the Institute has found of helping coalitions achieve results and document contributions to reach population change in rates of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Coalition teams of at least two people will receive three weeks of in-person instruction spread out across a twelve month period. Distance learning (Web-based Reinforcement Trainings) will be provided between onsite sessions. All aspects of coalition work will be thoroughly instructed including community assessment, problem analysis, logic modeling, designing and implementing interventions, strategic and action planning, evaluation, advocacy and policy advocacy, and sustainability.