Communities prepare for action by working to identify and recruit relevant community stakeholders and key decision-makers to the Communities That Care process.
The Community Board, Key Leader Group and relevant governance structures are established to guide decision making and planning for the CTC effort in the community.
A Community Profile Report is prepared using data gathered from the CTC Youth Survey, public data, and assessments of existing community resources and strengths. The Community Board finalises priorities for action.
The Community Board develops a comprehensive Community Action Plan to guide prevention work in the community. This plan outlines chosen evidence-based programs, and relevant outcomes, and allocates roles and responsibility for implementation.
Implementation of the Community Action Plan begins, and the Community Board and Key Leader Groups ensure that evidence-based programs and strategies are implemented with fidelity, and evaluated as planned.