Prevention Coalition graduates from CADCA Institute

February 7, 2022  |  CADCA, graduation, Prevention Coalition
CADCA Graduation
Tina Bradley (center) and Francesca Leass (second from right), with CADCA staff and board members at graduation

Wood County Prevention Coalition Graduates
from CADCA National Coalition Institute

BOWLING GREEN, OH-On January 31, 2022, the Wood County Prevention Coalition

graduated from the CADCA National Coalition Institute in the Potomac Ballroom of the Gaylord

National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD. Coalition Coordinator Tina Bradley

and President Francesca Leass were in attendance to receive this honor. CADCA President

and CEO General Barrye Price addressed the graduates and Jeannie Hovland, CADCA Board

Member and Member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe served as keynote speaker.

The National Coalition Academy (NCA) is a comprehensive training program developed by

CADCA’s National Coalition Institute and teaches leaders “what they need to know” (the core

competencies) and “what their team needs to do” (the essential processes) to establish or

maintain a highly effective anti-drug coalition.


The NCA is designed specifically for coalition staff and volunteer leadership. It combines three

weeks of virtual classroom training, three reinforcement on-line sessions and access to a web-

based workstation. The Academy’s training curriculum is organized within SAMHSA’s Strategic

Prevention Framework.


The Wood County Prevention Coalition completed the year-long training and met the

requirement of developing essential products (1) a community assessment, (2) a logic model,

(3) a strategic & action plan, (4) an evaluation plan and (5) a sustainability plan.

The Wood County Prevention Coalition unites compassionate community members working

together to coordinate high-quality programs for the prevention of youth substance abuse in

Wood County, Ohio. The Coalition was established in 2004 and boasts a stronger-than-ever

presence in uniting for a drug-free community. To learn more about the work of the Coalition or

to become involved, contact Bradley at