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The mission of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.  This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.

CADCA’s youth and adult trainers host a free webinar each Wednesday from June to August 2020. Webinars cover topics including youth and sector engagement, sustainability, best practices during COVID-19 and more! CADCA has made the webinar recordings and presentations available to those who are unable to attend.

Past topics include:

Updating Your Objectives by Engaging Coalition Sector Members During Social Isolation

You Take the Lead…Social Distancing for Coalitions

Building Resiliency and Protective Factors During Challenging Times

View the list of recorded webinars here. 

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For public health experts working to improve physical health in their communities, it’s important to understand the significant influence of mental health on these outcomes. Vulnerable communities in particular often lack access to the mental health resources they need.

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Based on currently available information and clinical expertise about COVID-19, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This page presents information about the link between COVID-19 and chronic disease, as well as the positive impact of promoting physical and mental health in these uncertain times.

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May is National Bike Month! The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted this celebration. Read on to find news and information about updates to National Bike Month celebrations.

Walk & Bike to School Day is about community, safety and health. Right now our communities need us to focus on health in a different way. This year, due to COVID-19, coming together is not advised. Depending on your community’s situation, we hope individual families will get outside for a walk or bike ride when possible.

The celebration of Walk to School Day has been postponed to October, but suggestions are available for participating from a distance and on social media from May 4 to May 8 to help continue the strong sense of community that makes Bike to School Day so powerful.

Get In the Know

Find more ideas and national resources for promoting bicycle commuting from the League of American Bicyclists website.

The League hopes that the hundreds of thousands of you who participate in Bike Month events in typical years continue to do so through virtual, solo, or safely distanced events in May 2020, and beyond.

National Bike to Work Week 2020 will take place September 21-27, 2020. Bike to Work Day is Tuesday, September 22!

Read more about their plans for Bike Month during a pandemic here.

Let’s talk!

Whether you’re in Central Oklahoma or beyond, get the OK In the Know community behind you! Comment on what’s happening near you this month (or how you’re leveraging Bike Month to gain momentum for your work) in the Forum (login required) or contact the OK In the Know team to have your event added to the public events calendar.

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