Communities That Care (CTC)
Targets | Content | Outcomes | Installation
Communities That Care is an ongoing process. When communities follow the phases below, their young people flourish.
- Get Started
Communities get ready to introduce CTC by activating a small group of catalysts and identifying key community leaders to champion the process.
- Get Organized
Communities form a board or work within an existing coalition to orgaznize workgroups and develop a vision statement and timeline.
- Develop a Community Profile
Using data, communities assess community risks and strengths- and identify existing resources.
- Create a Community Action Plan
The community board creates a plan for prevention work in their community.
- Implement and Evaluate
The community implements and monitors selected programs and policies and measures results and progress over time.
- Locally owned and operated. A local collaborative makes decisions from local data to address priority needs.
- Data driven and outcome-focused. Community-specific data are used to set goals, measure progress, and adjust as needed.
- Addresses the underlying causes (risk and protective factors) of youth health and behavior problems.
- Uses proven programs matched to local priorities selected from local data.
- Cost effective, returning $5.30 for each dollar invested.
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