Statewide Prevention Coalition Association

The Statewide Prevention Coalition Association strengthens Ohio’s prevention coalitions, professionals, and community champions with resources, technical assistance, training, networking opportunities, toolkits, and advocacy supports. SPCA is a network comprised of more than 60 community coalitions dedicated to preventing substance misuse and promoting mental health wellness. Together, we share solutions, support, and show solidarity with each other.

Prevention Action Alliance created the Statewide Prevention Coalition Association to provide a state infrastructure for substance misuse prevention coalitions and other groups. SPCA members retain their own identity while bringing their expertise and resources to other members in pursuit of common goals. SPCA members are often community coalitions, campus/college coalitions, local task forces, family engagement advocacy groups, and certified prevention agencies.

SPCA helps coalitions:

  • Advocate for policies related to substance abuse prevention,
  • Build and enhance their local collaborative capacity,
  • And plan, implement, evaluate, and sustain prevention strategies within communities.

Find a SPCA Member Coalition Near You

SPCA Meetings

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SPCA is no longer able to hold in-person meetings. However, there still is a need to learn, network, and trade ideas as a group of coalition members and prevention professionals.

We are proud to introduce a series of events we’re calling “SPCA Mini-Meetings.” Each of these two-hour events will feature state partner updates just like our face-to-face meetings, a presentation from a guest speaker, and a networking discussion to close the meeting.

These meetings will start next week on Tuesday, April 21st from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The speaker for our first meeting will be Amy Case MSW, LISW-S, Amy is the crisis manager for Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers in Clinton and Warren counties. She will be joining us to talk about an introduction to trauma and the ACES study.

In addition to valuable training and networking opportunities, each meeting will also provide 1.5 hours of continuing education approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Please consider joining us, all times are 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Trauma and ACES: Tuesday, April 21st

Compassion Fatigue: Tuesday, May 5th

Making the Ask: Tuesday, May 19th

Advocacy and Prevention: Tuesday, June 2nd – Register Here

Unite for a Stronger Voice

We show solidarity by sharing your goals and working together to create environmental changes that foster safe, healthy, and drug-free lifestyles.

We support your efforts through collaboration, pooling our resources so we can better support each other, promote positive behavioral health outcomes, and prevent substance misuse.

We have the solutions to help you succeed. SPCA members develop and share effective strategies, initiatives, toolkits, and other ready-to-use materials that foster community engagement.

Joining SPCA grants you several benefits, including:

  • Six annual SPCA meetings where members share lessons learned, strategies and practices, and learn from state and national experts in environmental prevention.
  • Discounts on Prevention Action Alliance training and webinars to strengthen coalition infrastructure and enhance prevention effectiveness.
  • Advocacy support for local and statewide change, including monthly webinars, legislative updates, and access to position papers.
  • Regular SPCA E-News on upcoming training, events, and opportunities.
  • Membership to Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) at a reduced rate.

To learn more about SPCA or if you have questions about meetings or joining SPCA, contact us at 614.540.9985 or email spca@preventionactionalliance.org.