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Levittown Community Action Coalition Receives National Substance Misuse Prevention Award

Levittown Community Action Coalition (LCAC) received the Coalition of Excellence Award for Coalition in Focus category] from CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), the nation’s leading substance use and misuse prevention organization. The Coalition of Excellence award is part of CADCA’s Got Outcomes! award program, which gives national recognition to exemplary coalitions that have clearly documented their impact on population-level substance abuse outcomes. LCAC will receive this prestigious award on Feb. 3 during CADCA’s 2022 National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

“We are extremely honored to receive the Coalition in Focus award. This recognition for our coalitions hard work motivates us to continue to make a difference in the health and wellness of our community,” said Janet Lombardo, LCAC Project Coordinator.

To achieve success, coalitions have to determine effective solutions to substance abuse in their community. “We congratulate Levittown Community Action Coalition on their outstanding work and for being exemplary leaders in the field of substance abuse prevention. LCAC clearly embraced the CADCA model of prevention and their commitment has led to positive sustainable outcomes within their community. Our CADCA Got Outcomes! winners exemplify the excellent work that coalitions are doing around the country to prevent and reduce substance use and misuse in their communities,” said General Barrye L. Price, CADCA’s President and CEO.

About LCAC
Levittown Community Action Coalition was founded in 2015, in Levittown, NY. Levittown Community Action Coalition (LCAC) is comprised of a dedicated group of individuals and entities within our Levittown Community – representatives from our schools, our youth, law enforcement, media, hospitals, libraries, substance abuse treatment agencies, civic groups, businesses, religious organizations, state and local agencies, and other organizations involved in substance abuse prevention– working together to reduce substance misuse through recognition, education and awareness.

LCAC’s vision is to support a community where residents feel safe, valued, connected, and empowered to respond to life’s challenges without resorting to the use and abuse of alcohol, opiates and other drugs. In pursuit of this goal, we provide members of the Levittown, Island Trees and surrounding communities with the tools they need to open the lines of communication that are so vital to preventing alcohol and drug misuse. For more information about LCAC, visit

“The Levittown Community Action Coalition’s commitment to prevention in their community and the
milestones that have been achieved is exemplary! LCAC’s successful framework and practices serve as a model for coalitions across New York State. The demonstrated leadership and teamwork of its members is the true essence of a coalition,” said Adrienne LoPresti, Executive Director, YES Community Counseling Center.

The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.

Levittown Community Action Coalition Receives National Substance Misuse Prevention Award

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