Power Sessions

A power session is a breakout time period in which prevention topics of general appeal are offered to participants as concurrent forums. There is one Power Session per day, with 4 presentation choices each day.

Please continue to check back throughout the summer for the latest information on new Power Sessions!

September 12 | 10:15 – 11:30 am

Charles Reynolds
Costella Green
Kendric Neely
Jasmin Bush
This interactive workshop will engage in discussions on how states are effectively collaborating with community coalitions to influence the implementation and sustainability of primary prevention practices and environmental prevention strategies to prevent substance misuse. Presenters will provide insights on: the power of forging healthy alliances on multiple levels; the importance of data-driven planning; and how to leverage existing and new resources to sustain program outcomes.

September 13 | 10:15 – 11:30 am

Albert Terrillion, DrPH, CPH, CHES Deputy Director, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)Healthcare transformation continues to challenge policy makers and health professionals. Cost, quality of care, and population-level considerations remain priorities in balanced efforts. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has undertaken several projects and advocacy efforts in the past year that will strengthen community-based-organization partnerships in health care agencies. CADCA, a national, private nonprofit organization with affiliates in each of the 50 states and all US territories, helps community-based organizations forming coalitions become stronger and more effective and works with federal, state and local government to support the coalition movement. CADCA fully recognizes that as effective as universal prevention approaches have been, there is also a great need for integrating risk reduction approaches, given the growing rates of substance use commonly reported by national epidemiological surveys. This session will focus on two projects that seek to strengthen partnerships with healthcare agencies, including providers and payers, to improve community health.
Charles Reynolds
Costella Green
Kendric Neely
Jasmin Bush
This interactive workshop will engage in discussions on how states are effectively collaborating with community coalitions to influence the implementation and sustainability of primary prevention practices and environmental prevention strategies to prevent substance misuse. Presenters will provide insights on: the power of forging healthy alliances on multiple levels; the importance of data-driven planning; and how to leverage existing and new resources to sustain program outcomes.

September 14 | 8:30 – 9:45 am

Albert Terrillion, DrPH, CPH, CHES Deputy Director, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)Healthcare transformation continues to challenge policy makers and health professionals. Cost, quality of care, and population-level considerations remain priorities in balanced efforts. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has undertaken several projects and advocacy efforts in the past year that will strengthen community-based-organization partnerships in health care agencies. CADCA, a national, private nonprofit organization with affiliates in each of the 50 states and all US territories, helps community-based organizations forming coalitions become stronger and more effective and works with federal, state and local government to support the coalition movement. CADCA fully recognizes that as effective as universal prevention approaches have been, there is also a great need for integrating risk reduction approaches, given the growing rates of substance use commonly reported by national epidemiological surveys. This session will focus on two projects that seek to strengthen partnerships with healthcare agencies, including providers and payers, to improve community health.