Weakley County Prevention Coalition
The Weakley County Prevention Coalition is a community-based prevention organization in Tennessee which began in the late 1980’s – the vision of the late Governor Ned Ray McWherter. The Coalition was formed in response to the alarming consequences of underage tobacco and alcohol use and the disturbing trends in marijuana and cocaine use and abuse by youth and adults. Catalyst was grateful for the opportunity to work with this exceptional coalition to assist in refining their logic models and creating an evaluation plan to assess their collective impact.
Drug Free Paulding
Drug Free Paulding is a community coalition in Georgia working together to prevent substance misuse and create a community that is purposefully DRUG FREE! The coalition initially contracted with Catalyst for training and logic model development, but entered into a full evaluation contract to measure coalition success and community impact. This infographic was used as a guide to help coalition members understand student perceptions to articulate root causes and local conditions related to adolescent substance use. The engagement of the coalition through the use of data has been exceptional to observe!
Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition
The Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition was Catalyst Evaluation Group's first client! A client (let's face it, who is really more like family now) for well over a decade, the coalition has compiled trend data to clearly articulate its contribution to the collective impact in the community. With a significant decrease in the prevalence of adolescent substance use, Catalyst was able to help this coalition show an incredible return on investment of $14.66:$1.00.
The Tri-County Region is a collaboration of three East Tennessee coalitions, collaborating to address substance use across county lines. STAND, a member of this coalition collaborative has been a Catalyst client for many years and has used data to leverage federal resources to bring assistance to their rural Appalachian community. Utilizing data and showcasing their impact has positioned them as subject matter experts in the eyes of their elected leaders, helping pass local policy that continues to drive their work locally.