Coalition Academy 2016

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“20 Years of Putting PreventionFIRST!”

Coalition Academy is PreventionFIRST!’s annual one-day, comprehensive conference that brings together community members from Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana to learn more about substance abuse prevention.

When: September 20, 2016
Where: Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, OH
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 General Public, $35 PF! Member Coalitions (light breakfast & lunch included)
To Register:

The keynote address will be given by Harvard University’s Dr. Bertha Madras about the importance of using science to inform the public about marijuana’s harm. Regarding this topic, she has said, “This is not a war on drugs. It’s a defense of our brains.” Dr. Madras served as former deputy director of Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). She has published research in the areas of drug addiction, ADHD, and Parkinson’s Disease.

Workshops include how to incorporate prevention into local school lesson plans, integrating proven developmental assets for kids into coalition work, creating new funding sources for your organization, and how to gain support from your local hospital for your coalition.

For questions or additional information, visit or contact Laura Allen at or 513.751.8000 ext. 14.


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