Each year our coalition develops an annual action plan based on needs identified by our ongoing review of data and input from community and coalition members.
In the action plan you’ll learn more about our 6 goals and strategies we are using to address youth substance abuse and strengthen community connections.
We follow the steps laid out in the Strategic Planning Framework (SPF) to develop a logic model that outlines our short term, intermediate, and long term goals. Through the SPF we assess the need in our community, identify root causes of the problems identified, develop sustainable strategies that will reduce risk factors and increase protective factors related to these root causes, and evaluate the effectiveness of our strategies. Throughout the process we strive to be inclusive of and sensitive to all cultures within our community.
When our coalition was first formed in 2013 one of our first efforts was to develop a strategic plan to address youth substance use and the lack of community connectedness in our area. We identified areas of highest need and worked within our group to find strategies to address these priority concerns. We also identified local resources and began to develop partnerships to support our efforts and strengthen community connections. Click here for a list of our community partners.
We are required to update our Strategic Plan every two years.