Community Coalitions are essential to prevention work for three reasons:
- They follow an evidence-based planning process that allows them to identify real issues, and develop real solutions.
- They integrate the entire community, helping agencies, institutions and individuals to unite on collaborative efforts.
- They are local. They aren’t copying another city or location, they are comprised of people who know and understand their community, and they address issues based on the culture and capacity of their community.
Coalitions in Southwest Utah follow the Strategic Prevention Framework, and use proven models to structure and organize (i.e. CADCA and CTC).