Coalition of the Year Award

The goal of this effort is to recognize community prevention coalitions that have achieved success in improving community-level outcomes related to increasing positive behaviors while addressing the underlying causes of anti-social behaviors. Coalitions are required to use a data-driven, decision-making process to identify and prioritize goals, strategies and desired outcomes.


2019 Coalition of the Year Award Nominations Now Open

The 2019 Coalition of the Year Award winner will be recognized on Friday, June 14, 2019 during the closing plenary of the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Conference in State College.

The winning coalition will receive:

  • One-year CPA membership for the coalition
  • Award trophy and photo opportunity with state leadership
  • One paid scholarship to the 2020 CPA Conference (conference fee only – $575 non-member value)"

Download the 2019 Coalition of the Year Application

Download the Power Point Template for the Application here: 2019 COY PP Template

Applicants are requested, but are not required, to submit an Intent to Apply by sending an email to by March 29, 2019
Application presentations are due by April 19, 2019 and should be submitted to
Each applicant will be recognized and the winner will be announced on June 14, 2019 at the CPA Conference.

Past Winners

karns city communities that care

2018 Karns City Communities that Care

2011 – Delaware County Communities That Care Network

2012 – Unified Family Services Systems of Bedford County

2013 – Erie Policy and Planning Council for Children and Families

2014 – Mercer County Communities That Care

2015 – Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care

2016 – Clarion County Family Net

2017 – Council Rock for Healthy Youth Development