Coalitions Rising (Virtual)

Join us for this year’s Coalitions Rising Conference. The virtual event will feature presentations from state and national prevention and communications experts. The sessions will examine various aspects of individual and organizational communication, what effective communication looks like in prevention and public health, and how coalitions across the state can build communications skills and capacity. Registration is free and open to anyone and will include continuing education units for prevention professionals, social workers, and health education specialists approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

Coalitions Rising is made possible by funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services


Session 1: Branding: What is it and what does it mean to me?

  • 9:00AM – 10:30AM
    • Building brand recognition, featuring Greg Owen-Boger from Turpin Communications (this session will also feature a welcome from PAA/SPCA/OhioMHAS).

Session 2: Feeding The Content Beast: Cooking Snackable Stories for Your Hungry Audience

  • 11:30AM – 12:30PM
    • Communication plans with little to no money, featuring Dan Farkas from Irvin PR/OSU communications professor.

Session 3: Intercultural Communications and Community Engagement

  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM
    • Culturally competent communications, featuring Maureen Greeley Executive Director at the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (Washington State).

Session 4: Motivational Interviewing

  • 2:30PM – 4:00PM
    • Motivational interviewing for prevention professionals, featuring Jeff Rhein Deputy Director of SUD, Criminal Justice, and Outpatient Mental Health at the Warren/Clinton County MHRB.