ACTION PLANNING

What is the Coalition Prevention Capacity Assessment (CPCA)? The CPCA is a tool that can help you to get started with your plans for organizational change to build prevention capacity. It’s a theoretically-based index that draws from coalition and organizational research, in addition to practitioner experiences, to delineate the prevention-specific capacities needed for a non-profit organization to engage in prevention work. It is administered in the form of a survey. The DELTA PREP project administered the CPCA via SurveyMonkey.

What kind of information does the CPCA provide? The CPCA is designed to assess multiple organizational stakeholders’ (agency leader, board, and staff) perceptions of their agency’s primary prevention capacity. The CPCA can serve as a snapshot of organizational capacity that helps to guide the organization’s planning for action to implement changes that will facilitate and support its primary prevention efforts.

How do you administer the CPCA? The following persons within your organization/coalition should be asked to participate in the survey/assessment: the executive director, the board chairperson, 3 staff members, and all board members. The CPCA survey has questions tailored for each type of respondent.

How can your organization use the information from the CPCA?

Organizations can review the summary data obtained from their administration of the CPCA to inform their action planning for organizational change to support primary prevention. There are companion questions that can be used when your organization reviews and discusses the summary data from its CPCA.

Important note: The CPCA is not an assessment of organizational change over time. However, it is useful to administer the assessment at more than one point in time in order to inform the organization’s continuing efforts to build its capacity for IPV primary prevention work.

Coalition Prevention Capacity Assessment (CPCA) Survey - GUIDANCE
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Coalition Prevention Capacity Assessment (CPCA) Survey - Executive Director
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Coalition Prevention Capacity Assessment (CPCA) Survey - Board Chair
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CPCA Companion Questions
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The DELTA PREP project was a collaborative effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Coalition Prevention Capacity Assessment(CPCA) was developed by Wendi L. Siebold, MA, MPH, Strategic Prevention Solutions, in collaboration with the DELTA PREP project team

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