The Alliance is supported by
- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
- Wake Forest School of Medicine
- GTM, Inc., an Atlanta-based advertising agency
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. With members in every U.S. state and territory and working in 18 countries around the world, CADCA represents more than 5,000 community coalitions. Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens. CADCA’s network brings together key leaders within the community to address local conditions from underage drinking to prescription drug abuse. The result is a comprehensive, community-wide approach to reduce substance abuse and its related problems. CADCA’s evidence-based environmental model focuses on changing laws, policies, practices, systems and attitudes –to transform the places we live, work and play. By delivering state-of-the-art training, developing resources and tools that practitioners can use in the field, advocating for coalitions and substance abuse prevention on Capitol Hill and educating the public about key issues, CADCA is helping to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems—one community at a time.
Wake Forest School of Medicine
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University has been continuously designated by the National Cancer Institute since 1972. In addition, Wake Forest Baptist is now ranked the #1 cancer hospital in North Carolina and #12 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The mission of the Cancer Center is to improve the lives of cancer patients by focusing basic, clinical and population sciences on the problems of cancer prevention, early diagnosis and novel treatment. The Cancer Center is the main tertiary referral center for patients in a geographic region encompassing nearly 9 million people.
The Cancer Center recognizes the importance of building cross-departmental and transdisciplinary team approaches to advance the science and treatment of cancer. The membership of the Cancer Center is comprised of 120 faculty from 33 departments.
Research is divided into four programs: Cell Growth and Survival, Cellular Damage and Defense, Clinical Research, and Cancer Prevention and Control. The Cancer Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and provides patients with access to nearly 200 clinical trials.
Division of Public Health Sciences
The Division’s overall goals are to further research programs in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, and health promotion/disease prevention, and to strengthen research at the school by providing consultation in the development of research proposals, study design, analysis and other methodological issues. The Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, one of 3 departments in the Division, has 15 full-time faculty members and 58 staff. The Department has expertise in cancer control, health related quality of life, program evaluation, community-based participatory research, medical effectiveness, health care outcomes research, psychosocial factors in health and disease, prevention of adolescent high-risk health behaviors, women’s health issues, community interventions, and cost-effectiveness analysis of medical treatments, and ethics. Members of this Department have headed or participate in multicenter studies of breast cancer, cognition, women’s health, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and hypertension.
GTM, an award-winning full service marketing and communications agency founded in Atlanta, GA in 2000, specializes in creating advertising campaigns that transform the way people think, feel and behave. GTM will utilize technology to conduct unique outreach geared toward states in the southern region of the United States. The agency offers full service solutions to its clients in the areas of: creative, strategy, experiential, social media, digital, media, consumer insights and branded communications. To ensure audiences experience the true essence of a brand, GTM takes an interpersonal approach to brand development and communication; incorporating the best traditional and non-traditional marketing methods.
GTM has an uncompromising commitment to social responsibility, innovative outreach and vanguard creativity. The agency has offices in Atlanta, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and is an active member of the 4A’s (American Association of Advertising Agencies). The agency is also a City of Atlanta Certified Minority Business Enterprise and is a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. In addition, GTM is a multi-cultural agency with vast experience engaging African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Latino, and LGBT audiences. GTM has been featured in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Brandweek, PR Week, Bulldog Reporter, Promo Magazine, Media Week and Strategy Magazine.