Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

States and communities must have the capacity (resources and readiness) to support the prevention programs and practices they choose to address identified substance abuse problems.  Programs and practices that are well-supported are more likely to succeed.  Building capacity means to take a close look at the assessment data, finding the gaps that lie therein and developing an action plan to address those gaps.

  • Duration: 2.0 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (2.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Understanding Capacity in Your Target Communities

This course will provide a definition of capacity in the framework of developing a framework for community services and a community strategic plan. Direct care workers will develop an understanding of how to measure community capacity and how it connects to State and community prevention systems. 

Capacity and the Consequence Logic Model

Participants of this course will learn the specifics of the Consequence Logic Model and how that model can be applied to your target communities. Throughout this course, participants will be able to communicate the aspects of the model to community leaders and agencies while providing the assessment established and discussed in the previous course. 

Community Readiness, Mobilization, and Coalitions

This course has been designed to provide additional information regarding the specific methodologies within the Consequence Logic Model. This course will walk the participants through each area of community readiness, mobilization, and coalition building. This course is designed to support the community prevention system and related frameworks. 

Additional Considerations

We have newly designed courses to keep you current in your field of expertise, you may want to check out Cultural Competence, Infection Control, and HIPAA Essentials.


Course Objectives

  • Describe State/community prevention system or Prevention Prepared Communities.
  • Explain cross-cutting threads of culture and sustainability.
  • Explain capacity as it relates to the consequence logic model.
  • Community Readiness:
    • Describe community readiness.
    • Explain the 9 stages of readiness.
    • Identify tools available to gauge community readiness and analyze readiness surveys.
    • Map existing community strengths, weaknesses, and stakeholders who need to be brought into the system.
  • Mobilization:
    • Identify strategies to educate and mobilize identified stakeholders (e.g. parents, seniors, high schools, colleges).
    • Problem solve hypothetical issues related to maintaining involvement.
    • Identify Benchmarks: Partnerships; MOUs; Meetings; Directory; Educational/Training Sessions; Other.
  • Coalitions:
    • Explain role of coalitions within 5-step framework.
    • Guidelines for getting a coalition off the ground.
    • Summarize realistic levels of progressive growth / Coalition Effectiveness.

What People Are Saying

The course flowed smoothly. I appreciated the mini quizzes in the lecture to help make sure I was understanding concepts before moving on to new concepts.

- Kristen Y.