Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of American (CADCA)
CADCA’s mission is to build and strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities. The organization supports its members with technical assistance and training, public policy, media strategies, and marketing programs, conferences and special events. The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth is a state-level Sustaining Member of CADCA. As a benefit of Alliance membership, CADCA provides the following information to local Alliance members (if email addresses are current):
- Legislative Action alerts and updates to keep coalitions involved in time-sensitive legislative issues and informed of congressional action and results of national public policy efforts.
- E-newsletter, providing the latest news, trends and tips to develop and maintain successful local anti-drug coalitions as well as information on funding opportunities, conferences, other alcohol, tobacco and other drugs of abuse (ATODA) prevention related activities and publications.
Local Alliance member coalitions must join CADCA directly to be considered a CADCA member. There are many benefits to joining CADCA directly. Over 5,000 coalitions nationwide have joined, empowering CADCA to speak on their behalf with a strong voice for community based ATODA prevention.
State and Regional Partners and Sponsors
The FACT Movement is an organization that EXPOSES the deceptive marketing practices used by the tobacco industry; EMPOWERS young people to stand up against the industry and make a change; and helps people UNDERSTAND how the tobacco industry manipulates us into smoking and getting hooked. FACT is not against smokers.
University of Wisconsin – Division of Extension
As a statewide engagement arm of UW–Madison, the Division of Extension embodies the Wisconsin Idea to extend university knowledge to every corner of the state. That mission started in 1912 with Extension’s first agent making farm visits and continues today along with community and business development, youth engagement, and well-being programming. Extension’s statewide network of educators and specialists with the UW–Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences and on UW campuses across Wisconsin is responding every day to emerging and longstanding hurdles residents are overcoming to compete and prosper.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Division of Public Health
The Division of Public Health (DPH), is responsible for providing public health services, and environmental and public health regulation. The Division has programs in the areas of environmental health, occupational health, family and community health, emergency medical services and injury prevention, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, and communicable diseases. It is also responsible for issuing birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates as well as collecting statistics related to the health health care industry and the health of the people in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services- Wisconsin Wins
The Wisconsin Wins (WI Wins) campaign is a science-based, state-level initiative designed to decrease youth access to tobacco products. The WI Wins campaign was launched in the spring of 2002 to assure compliance with the Federal Synar regulation which requires states to maintain a youth access rate of less than 20% and is part of a comprehensive approach to preventing youth retail access to tobacco.
Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center
Serving school districts and communities in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center, formerly WATODEN, provides technical assistance to and encourages collaborative partnerships with Pre-K-12 schools, state agencies, and community based organizations. They focus on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by youth, and related youth risk behaviors, school safety, and violence prevention.