How We Do It

Community Involvement 

The Secaucus Coalition collaborates with community partners in its endeavors to reduce substance abuse in the community. Each community sector can provide valuable support and feedback that can help the coalition implement more effective and relevant strategies. 

We follow the model of the Communities Coalition Anti-Drug of America (CADCA) to include as many potential partners as possible. Strong representation from all community sectors can harness our community’s power to create change and ensure sustained action.

For more information on how you get involved, contact us.

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Strategic Prevention Framework

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Our Coalition uses the Strategic Prevention Framework, an evidence-based Public Health Model, to plan and organize activities that will lead our community to build a healthier community for youth and families.

Strategy Selection

The Secaucus Coalition follows CADCA’s 7 Strategies for Community Change model to ensure the implementation of effective strategies in our community. 

Environmental Strategies, considered the best strategies for long-term results, incorporate prevention efforts aimed at changing or influencing community conditions, standards, institutions, structures, systems and policies.

Supporting policies that restrict youth access to alcohol, increasing compliance checks at alcohol retail outlets to prevent underage sales, and collecting unused and unwanted prescription drugs in the community (that can otherwise be abused) are examples of environmental strategies our Coalition has utilized.

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