What is a CPWI Coalition?
- Members who represent at least eight community sectors (such as health, law enforcement, education, parents and youth) as active members of the coalition.
- At least one half-time community coordinator supporting the coalition and community.
- At least one full-time prevention/intervention specialist in the selected school(s).
- The readiness to benefit from prevention programs.
- The ability to implement evidence-based strategies: environmental, direct service, capacity building and public awareness.
- Training resources for volunteers and paid staff.
- Resources to match intended outcomes in a performance-based contract.
- The ability to participate in integrating substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion and primary care.
- The ability to evaluate program and community-level change.
As CPWI communities begin to demonstrate the many positive outcomes from prevention services, we expect support to grow for expanding these investments to other high-need communities in Washington.