TIMELINE FOR COMMONWEALTH PREVENTION ALLIANCE
*Some of the earlier dates are approximations due to flood-related loss of archival information.
CPA is founded by a small group of dedicated and progressive thinking Prevention Specialists.
8 initial members
Organizational structure was developed by creating by-laws, a vision statement and a process for electing a board of directors.
Update Newsletter is created to share information and encourage attendance at professional trainings and support members.
CPA Board begins to have regular monthly meetings in State College at Southridge Motor Inn.
CPA adopted it’s logo and began
co-sponsorship of the Wellness Institute with
First Prevention Orientation Workshop presented at the Spring Office of Drug and Alcohol (ODAP) Conference.
CPA and Prevention Directors task force worked with consultants from PA Addictions Board to develop Prevention Specialist certification.
Grandfathering process results in 233 Certified Prevention Specialists.
CPA, represented on Drug and Alcohol Services Providers of PA (DASPOP) Board becomes more proactive legislatively.
A CPA Field Issues Forum focused on informing the newly formed PA Student Assistance Program (PASAP) about prevention services.
CPA assists PASAP development by providing CPA’s by-laws and organizational structure.
CPA holds its first independent conference in Lancaster, with support from the Governor’s Drug Policy Council.
CPA membership increases. Annual conference coordinated and regional meetings and trainings are scheduled.
CPA Web site is established to promote continuous communication with the field.
CPA president joins State Initiative Grant (SIG) Advisory Board.
CPA is represented on Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Programs
(BDAP) Prevention Workgroup.
CPA president joins Performance Based Prevention System (PBPS) Workgroup.
CPA Board creates a Strategic Plan that includes steps to initiate and fund full time staff.
CPA Board begins to meet at (smoke free) Hoss’s in State College.
CPA celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Annual Prevention Conference.
CPA president joins Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF SIG)
CPA Board explores avenues for creating full time staff positions with the creation of
budgets and job descriptions at strategic planning session.
CPA begins development of a legislative initiative to bring the importance of prevention work to State lawmakers.
CPA begins the process of updating and revamping the CPA website.
Revised Board of Directors to include State-wide Representatives as well as Regional Representatives.
CPA votes to pay President part-time wage for building a financial base to position CPA for hiring of full time Executive Director. A legislative advocacy breakfast was held at at our state Capitol
Annual Conference enters the social media age with plenary sessions
livestreamed and questions can be tweeted.
CPA membership vote to change bylaws to include "preventing risk-related behaviors".
CPA awarded a PCCD SAEDR grant to develop consistent statewide prevention messages regarding opiate abuse
CPA Celebrated our 40th Birthday with a dinner at our annual conference.
Our conference was the largest in our 26 years of offering a conference.