National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

SAMHSA kicked off the 5th Annual National Prevention Week on Monday, May 16, 2016 with the theme “Strong as One, Stronger Together” at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Watch the 2016 National Prevention Week Kickoff Event (video: one hour).

Emceed by SAMHSA’s David Lamont Wilson, senior public health analyst, attendees heard from Frances M. Harding, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Linda Auerback, substance abuse prevention chief at the Carroll County Health Department, and Dr. Lorece Edwards, director of community practice and outreach for Morgan State University’s School of Community Health and Policy.

Learn more about National Prevention Week.

Last Updated: 06/03/2016