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Virtual National Coalition Academy Bootcamp

Virtual National Coalition Academy Bootcamp

The National Coalition Academy (NCA) Virtual Bootcamp Training is a condensed version of the three-week long National Coalition Academy. It teaches leaders “what they need to know” (the core competencies)

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National Coalition Academy (NCA)

The National Coalition Academy (NCA) is a comprehensive training program, developed by the National Coalition Institute (NCI), that teaches leaders “what they need to know” (the core competencies) and “what

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Technical Assistance

The Training, Technical Assistance & Outreach Department 

The Training, Technical Assistance & Outreach department provides intensive training experiences and customized support to immerse coalitions in best practices and essential processes to achieve positive community-level outcomes. Whether you are a seasoned coalition or just starting your journey, our technical assistance is designed to be responsive and customized to your unique needs and to help get you to where you need to be.

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Our Partners



CDC’s DFC Branch in partnership with Office of Grant Services (OGS) serves as the day-to-day manager of the DFC and CARA programs, providing programmatic and grants management support .

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The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) serves as a component of the Executive Office of the President. Funds and administers the DFC and CARA grant programs.

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Evaluate the effectiveness of the DFC and CARA programs and provide evaluation-related technical assistance to the coalitions.

National Coalition Institute (NCI)

Provides Training, Coalition Development Support (CDS), Outreach, and Evaluation and Research (E & R) services to support drug-free communities:
1. Provide education, training, and coalition development technical assistance for coalition leaders and community teams;
2. Develop and disseminate evaluation and tools, mechanisms, and measures;
3. Bridge the gap between research practice by translating knowledge from research into practical information

Learning Labs

The Learning Labs is a repository for webinars and presentations on a variety of topics as well as self-guided learning courses. Whether you're a seasoned public health professional or a new prevention employee, the Learning Labs provide a dynamic platform to acquire new information, hone your skills, stay updated on trends, and elevate your expertise in the prevention field. Learn More

Since 1992, NCI has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together, social change happens. NCI represents over 5,000 community coalitions that involve individuals from key sectors including schools, law enforcement, youth, parents, healthcare, media, tribal communities and others.

What people are saying!

What people are saying.

“NCI has been instrumental in our coalition’s success. The academy teaches a structure that really works for community coalitions and has enabled us to achieve outcomes and create real change in our communities.”

Leanne Reid Co-Prevention Coordinator, Prevent Coalition

Frequently Asked Questions

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