Partners in Prevention, Missouri’s higher education substance misuse consortium dedicated to creating healthy and safe college campuses, we get asked a lot about what the most effective way is to create change on campus. The hard work of preventing drug misuse on college campuses often leaves professionals with low energy, little time, and scarce resources. It makes a lot of sense that our colleagues are searching for the quick and easy solution to address our campuses’ key concerns.
Our answer is always that you can never go wrong investing time and effort into developing your coalition, assessing readiness, and listening to your colleagues. When we build the capacity of our colleagues and our coalition, outcomes follow.