On March 25th, Virginia Johnson and James Wong of Empowered Ideas were invited to present a Media Advocacy Workshop at the North Carolina Coalition Initiative: Building Capacity for Substance Free Communities (NCCI), in Asheville, NC.
Attendees at the workshop represented several coalitions from all across North Carolina, and were part of a two-year program that NCCI offers to coalitions across the state. A pre-training webinar was hosted a week prior the event, and the media advocacy training itself was hosted in Asheville, NC.
Empowered Ideas is proud to serve our North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention communities, and we’re honored to have been invited to talk about Media Advocacy at the NCCI Spring Training.
The North Carolina Coalition Initiative: Building Capacity for Substance Free Communities (NCCI) is a program funded by the state through the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS). Direction and technical assistance are provided by the NCCI Coordinating Center at Wake Forest School of Medicine. NCCI seeks to reduce substance abuse in North Carolina communities by building the capacity of community coalitions to implement environmental strategies.