Coalitions Rising

Thank you for attending Coalitions Rising!

We hope you enjoyed the policy reviews, panel conversations, educational workshops, networking, and advocacy as much as we did. If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to take the Coalitions Rising survey. Further down this web page, you’ll find links to the presentations from both Monday and Tuesday. Keynote sessions are at the top, and breakouts are listed below them. If you’d like to receive emails from us about future training opportunities, please click here and fill out the form.


Community Approaches to the Heroin Crisis – Dorothy Chaney

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and the Local Ecology – Dr. Bridget Freisthler

Alcohol Policy: Regaining Traction – Deacon Dzierzawski

Prevention in the Era of Medical Marijuana – Steven Schierholt, Esq.

Drug Overdose Survivor Support – DOSS Team: Donna Dickman, Chris Estes

Lifting a Region: Environmental Strategies that can Take Your Region to the Next Level – Alyce Jennings

What’s Love Got to Do With It – Nancy Hans (coming soon)

Coalitions Skill Building: Engagement & Management Strategies – Brittany Sandidge

Overview of the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program – Sgt. Nick Konves

Building Prevention with Faith – Amanda Conn Starner

Coalition Skill Building: Building Your Logic Model and Action Plan – Brittany Sandidge

We Hear You! Using Youth Voice to Inform Coalition Work – Beth Thomas

Teen Trends: JUULing (vaping) in Schools – Lori Povisil


If you have questions about Prevention Action Alliance, the event, or this web page, please contact Program Assistant Connie Kristof at 614.540.9985, ext. 0, or at