Community coalitions encouraged to apply for free technical assistance by Oct. 1

map indicating where each of the coalitions participating in Coalition Check-Up is located
Currently, 56 coalitions have joined the project and represent the geographical and cultural diversity of Pennsylvania.

The Coalition Check-Up project is a study of the effectiveness of the Coalition Check-Up technical assistance system for supporting community coalition implementation of evidence-based drug prevention programs. Participating coalitions will receive free individualized, relationship-based, and data-informed TA to increase member participation and improve coalition functioning.  Personalized data feedback reports and action planning guides will be provided, along with implementation support.  Coalitions will have the opportunity to focus on their unique strengths and challenges by following a concise annual four-step process.

The project is nearing the end of the recruitment phase and will soon begin providing technical assistance (TA) to coalitions across the Pennsylvania through EPIS at the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center.  

Currently 56 coalitions have joined the project and represent the geographical and cultural diversity of Pennsylvania. The project still has 12 spots remaining.  If needed, these 12 spots will be opened-up for out-of-state coalitions. However, keeping the project within the state will reinforce Pennsylvania's role as a leader in the world of prevention. If you are part of a coalition, please consider joining and being a part of this movement in Pennsylvania.The registration deadline is October 1, 2020.

To register for the project, or for more information, please contact Melissa Fausey (mbf5520@psu.edu) or visit the project website.  

The Coalition Check-Up Project welcomes the following coalitions:

Advocates for A Drug Free Tomorrow, Clinton County

Armstrong Drug Free Coalition

Bradford-Sullivan County Addiction Network

Bristol Cares

Cambria County Drug Coalition

Carbondale PROSPER Team

Catty CTC

Chambersburg Cares

Cheltenham Communities That Care

Clarion County Family Net

Clearfield County Collaboration and Prevention Board

Coatesville Youth Initiative

Cocalico Cares

Collaborating for Youth, Adams County

Communities That Care Greater Downingtown

Communities That Care of Fayette County

Council on Substance Abuse and Youth, Westmoreland County

Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care

Fulton County Family Partnership

Halifax Communities That Care

Huntingdon County Prevention Network

Indiana Drug Free Coalition

Jim Thorpe PROSPER Team

Juniata County Prevention Board

Karns City Communities That Care

Kutztown Strong

Loft Community Partnership, Lancaster County

Manheim Community Cares

Mercer County Communities That Care

Mount Pleasant PROSPER

Neshaminy Coalition for Youth

New Hope Solebury Cares

Norristown Communities That Care

Northumberland County Opioid Coalition

Peace4Crawford

Pennridge Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Coalition

Prevention Providers, Delaware County

Project Live, Upper Perkiomen Valley

Riverside PROSPER Team

Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition

Snyder-Union Opioid Overdose Reduction Coalition

Somerset County Drug-Free Communities

South Philadelphia Prevention Coalition

Stronger Together- Lebanon County Heroin Task Force

The Erie County Policy and Planning Council for Children and Families

Tobacco Free Allegheny Coalition

United in Recovery, Columbia and Montour Counties

Upper Merion Area Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow

West Philadelphia Prevention Coalition

Westside Community Prevention Collaborative, Philadelphia

Whitehall-Coplay CTC

Wyoming Valley West PROSPER Team

York Opioid Collaborative Prevention Coalition

Young Legacy Network - Youth Prevention Coalition, Philadelphia