PARTNER WITH CACTC
See below for all the ways that you can partner with CACTC or use our products or services
Whether you're interested in getting involved with one of our topical projects or interested in using tools or resources we have for partners, this page should get you where you need to go.
If you're already working with us and looking for one of our partner portals, you can find the links here.
If you have general questions, you can contact us here.
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Opioids and Harm Reduction | Healing Cortland Project
Healing Cortland is a community-wide, data-driven initiative to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths in Cortland County. With staff support from CACTC, Healing Cortland brings together partners from across our community and region, along with those directly impacted, to implement effective strategies to save lives.
Literacy and Parenting | Cortland & Onondaga Literacy Coalitions
The Literacy Project involves the Cortland County Literacy Coalition and the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County. In Cortland County, the collaboration strives toward a shared vision that all children will read on grade level by the end of third grade. In Onondaga County, the Coalition focuses on early childhood development and literacy, adult education, and family literacy. In both coalitions, partnering organizations utilize data to improve accessibility to education and literacy services.
Local Youth Data | Youth Survey
The Youth Survey is a yearly survey conducted by CACTC to measure the behaviors of the Cortland County students. Information on behaviors ranging from substance use, mental health, and other risk and protective factors. Since 2002, CACTC has surveyed 7th-12th grade students in Cortland County about substance use behaviors and risk and protective factors that predict adolescent problem behaviors using the validated survey tool: New York State PFS Youth Survey. Since 2019, each school district in the county has participated in the survey with 1,800-2,000 students participating each year. Surveys are checked for validity and reliability prior to being included in the yearly sample received by CACTC. CACTC has also built out dashboards for each participating school to be able to review their own individual data. The data has also been used to create media messaging for social norming and marketing campaigns.
Youth Substance Use | SAMHSA Partnership for Success
The SPF-PFS Project is focused infrastructure and systems level improvements to address alcohol use among 9-20 year olds throughout Cortland County. The goal of the SPF-PFs project is to decrease youth alcohol use and increase prevention infrastructure using evidence-based programs and strategies and targeting groups experiencing the highest rates of use by age and geographic location.
PORTALS & PRODUCTS
Data & Epidemiology Portal
CACTC has data to support a wide variety of public health information campaigns and has already developed messaging and graphics for many campaigns and is happy to share these with partner agencies. On this portal, partners can browse existing campaign materials to see what they might be able to use for their own campaigns or what we might be able to customize for them into tailored campaigns.
Health Communications Portal
This portal serves as a hub for CACTC's data, epidemiology, and research work. In addition to learning about what kinds of collaboration are possible with CACTC (e.g. data collection, analysis, or evaluation), this site is a place for partners to find concrete resources like:
data dashboards and overviews of local data projects--how have we collected and used data locally?
strategy reports--how can we most effectively act on this local data?
data consultation--best practices, tools, and coaching to best find/collect and use data to inform policy and other decisions
Life Needs Assessment (LNA)
A short social needs assessment that can help agencies better understand the needs of their clients and either provide additional services or make referrals to meet those needs. The LNA can also help coordinate between agencies, assess program impact, and track changing SDOH needs and outcomes over time.