This data from this study draws primarily on the research study “When Collective Impact Has an Impact,” conducted through collaborative effort between Spark Policy Institute of Denver, CO and ORS Impact of Seattle, WA.

Initiative / backbone name: Communities That Care Coalition
Year initiative formed: 2002
Mission: The Communities That Care Coalition’s mission is to bring together schools, families, youth, and the community to promote protective factors, reduce risk factors, prevent substance use and other risky behaviors, and increase healthy eating and active living to improve young people’s ability to reach their full potential and thrive.
Geography: Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region, Massachusetts


The Communities That Care Coalition (CTC) brings together youth, parents, schools, community agencies, and local governments to promote the health and well-being of young people in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts.

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