Center for Prevention Action

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Center for Prevention Action

About this Center

The Center for Prevention Action strives to influence community conditions and circumstances to reduce community level alcohol, tobacco, and other substance use/misuse.


Environmental Strategies
PreventionFIRST! utilizes environmental strategies based on the belief that substance abuse is a product of multiple environmental conditions and circumstances. Examples of environmental strategies include:

-Accessibility of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
-Media messages
-Rules and policies of the social institutions 


Seven Strategies for Community Change

  1. Providing Information
  2. Enhancing Skills
  3. Providing Support
  4. Enhancing Access/Reducing Barriers
  5. Changing Consequences (Incentives/Disincentives)
  6. Changing Physical Design
  7. Modifying Policies

*Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

Center for Prevention Action
Leadership Team

The CPA leadership team helps ensure coordination of evidence-based programs and policies across multiple community sectors related to the identified local conditions targeted for change.

  • Review the comprehensive youth substance abuse assessments. 
  • Develop logic models for each identified substance abuse/misuse problem.
  • Ensure action plans are in alignment with the logic models.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of prevention strategies.

For More Information:

Christi Valentini-Lackner
Director of Prevention Action

cvalentini-lackner@prevention-first.org
513-751-8000 ext. 16