Dearborn , Michigan – CADCA has selected [ASAP Community Coalition] to participate in the Non-Opioid Choices Project. ASAP Community Coalition was one of 18 coalitions selected to participate in this project, consisting of a training that will help in bringing awareness of non-opioid options available for pain treatment in the postsurgical setting and beyond.
Over the next 18 months, the coalition will serve as community champions by developing a strategic action plan to educate our community on non-opioid pain management options. This process will begin with a “Non-Opioid Choices Training” on Feb. 1-2, 2020, ahead of CADCA’s National Leadership Forum. The training will focus on using CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Community Change to develop a strategic plan to raise awareness for alternative postsurgical options, spread messaging about the need for alternative options, and partner with health providers and lawmakers to receive support for these initiatives.
Following the training, the coalition will work to build local partnerships, develop and share project timelines and implement training and community education strategies. The coalition will also participate in regular planning and review meetings with a subject matter expert coach, participate in ongoing webinar/distance learning opportunities and attend future CADCA trainings at the 2020 Mid-Year Training Institute and 2021 National Leadership Forum. “We are humbled to be one of the coalitions and look forward to bring back our knowledge and tools to our community.” Mona Abdallah-Hijazi
“We congratulate ASAP Community Coalition for taking the initiative to participate in the Non-Opioid Choices Project,” said General Arthur T. Dean, CADCA’s Chairman and CEO. “The skills they develop through this project will undoubtedly help bring awareness to alternative pain management options in communities throughout the United States, saving lives and disrupting the tide of the opioid epidemic.”
About ASAP Community Coalition
The ACCESS Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Community Coalition empowers families and community partners to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and its associated consequences.
The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.