National Prevention Week 2016, May 15-21

National Prevention Week 2014 Events

Find out about National Prevention Week events happening this year!

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State Organization Event Date Event
Alabama SpectraCare Health Systems May 19 SpectraCare Health Systems will hold a community town hall on underage drinking and an art exhibit/contest in Dothan, Alabama.
Alaska Nome Juvenile Justice Program May 18-24 A coalition of community organizations in Nome, Alaska, will host a series of events covering all of the themes of National Prevention Week:
  • Norton Sound Behavioral Health will have activities geared toward the promotion of mental health.
  • Norton Sound Injury Prevention will host a bicycle rodeo to promote safety while riding bikes.
  • Kawerak Native Organization will host the “Walk for Life” in remembrance of those who have lost loved ones by suicide. In addition, they will focus on suicide prevention through their peer helper program in the villages.
  • Nome Youth Facility will work with residents on drug and alcohol prevention, domestic violence prevention, and bullying through various pscyhoeducational groups. They will also record radio spots for the local radio station.
  • The Nome Community Center will focus on tobacco cessation and prevention programming and education.
Arizona Terros May 19 Terros will conduct educational workshops in Phoenix, Arizona, about underage drinking.
Arizona Pascua Yaqui Tribe May 20 The Pascua Yaqui Tribe will host a community event focused on the promotion of mental health in Guadalupe, Arizona, and set up an informational table.
Bermuda PRIDE Bermuda and CADA – Encouraging Responsible Alcohol Behavior May 19-23

PRIDE Bermuda and CADA are conducting the following activities during National Prevention Week:

  • May 23 – holding a Mini Fair and Flash Mob in Hamilton.
  • All week - holding an “I AM PREVENTION” Selfie Contest. The winner will be announced at the Mini Fair on May 23.
  • All week – Posting facts, information and pictures on Facebook.

The organizations also created a theme song for the week entitled “Stay Wise.”

California Catalyst Coalition June 9 The Catalyst Coalition will hold an event called the Napa County Youth United Conference in Napa, California. The coalition and the Mariposa Group, a group dedicated to the empowerment of girls, will bring together prevention coordinators throughout Napa County. Youth will present about the prevention programs and what they provide throughout schools across Napa County. The event will address behavioral health topics including underage drinking awareness, healthy relationships, and violence and bullying prevention.
Connecticut Courage to Speak Foundation May 19-21

Courage to Speak Foundation will have events at the following schools during National Prevention Week:

  • Briggs High School in Norwalk – May 19 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk – May 20 at 9:45 a.m.
  • Madison Elementary School in Bridgeport – May 21 at 1:00 p.m.

The Foundation is also promoting National Prevention Week through press coverage and digital media.

Delaware Open Door, Inc. May 21

Open Door will host a Town Hall event on May 21 at 5:30 p.m. EDT with food and guest speakers on topics including alcohol abuse, marijuana and suicide. Open Door Inc., Brandywine Counseling, and The Mental Health Association will be part of the panel.

Appoquinimink Activity Center and Community Library
651 N Broad Street, Middletown DE 19709

Delaware Aevidum May 23 Aevidum will hold school-wide mental health awareness activities in schools in Pennsylvania and Delaware that have an Aevidum club.
District of Columbia DC Prevention Center for Wards 5 & 6 - Sasha Bruce Youthwork May 13 and 21

DC Prevention Center will host two events in Washington, DC. The first event is on May 13, hosted by the Youth Prevention Leadership Corps at McKinley Technology High School. The event is an alcohol-awareness themed "Get Sober. Stay Sober. Be Sober” VIP Lunch Party. Youth will have an opportunity to participate in activities to raise awareness about underage drinking, and they will receive an information packet and lunch.

The event on May 21 is open to the community. The event is an art showcase for the YPLC PSA project and photovoice (movie) focused on underage drinking. It will also have a youth dance performance, a spoken word performance, and an "ATOD Youth Art" poster contest.

Florida LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition May 22 LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition middle and high school clubs will do various activities at each school and join together for a community-wide event in Pinellas County, Florida, about the prevention of underage drinking and use of synthetic substances.
Georgia Camden Community Alliance & Resources, Inc. May 19-23 Camden Community Alliance & Resources will host an educational Youth Fair/Teen Maze, as well as other events in St. Marys, Georgia.
Georgia CETPA, Inc. May 18-24 CETPA will host an educational Open House each day, addressing the National Prevention Week topic for the day, in Norcross, Georgia.
Guam Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam May 18 Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam will put on educational demonstrations and provide prevention awareness booths in Tumon, Guam, about substance abuse prevention issues including tobacco and alcohol use.
Idaho Office of Consumer and Family Affairs (Mountain States Group) May 23 Office of Consumer and Family Affairs will hold an educational health fair in Boise, Idaho, about promotion of mental health.
Idaho Kootenai Alliance for Children & Families TBD TBD
Illinois Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community May 21 The Wilmington Coalition will host two town hall meetings in Peotone and Braidwood/Wilmington, Illinois, with a panel of experts offering help to parents and community leaders.
Illinois Grundy County NO Tolerance Task Force May 19, 6-7:30 pm

Grundy County NO Tolerance Task Force will invite two clinicians to speak about the ways in which alcohol dependence affects teens and young adults, including the effects alcohol has on the teenage brain. The event will also address the laws and policies that are in place and aimed at reducing youth access to alcohol, as well as what the community can do to make Grundy County a safer and healthier place for youth. This event is for schools, parents/guardians, clergy, youth groups, scout leaders, service providers and anyone that has teens under the age of 21.

Morris Community High School Auditorium
1000 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450

Paula Goodwin –

Indiana Foundation for Youth May 22 Foundation for Youth will have an "Above the Influence" themed teen event and/or town hall meeting in Columbus, Indiana, focused on tobacco use and underage drinking.
Iowa Gateway ImpACT Coalition TBD Gateway ImpACT Coalition will plan a community town hall in Clinton, Iowa, about prescription drug abuse and marijuana use or alcohol abuse.
Kansas The Regional Prevention Center of Johnson County May 20 The Regional Prevention Center of Johnson County in Olathe, Kansas, will develop print materials and do a media blast to educate people about the risks of marijuana and synthetic drugs.
Kentucky Bluegrass Prevention Center March, April, and May Bluegrass Prevention Center will conduct activities during March, April and May to raise awareness of underage drinking, prescription drug abuse, and suicide, including a PhotoVoice project and Coaches Initiative. The PhotoVoice initiative will take place in Lexington and the Coaches Initiative will occur in Carlisle, Kentucky.
Kentucky Great Onyx Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center May 19-23

The Great Onyx Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, will conduct poster, essay, and poetry contests and participate in the “I Choose” Project. The activities will be for youth ages 16 to 24 and focus on prevention of underage drinking, prescription drug abuse and marijuana use, alcohol abuse, suicide, and promotion of mental health.

3115 Ollie Ridge Rd. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky 4225

Louisiana Caddo Parish Schools May 19-22 Caddo Parish Schools will host a kick-off at Westwood Elementary School that will start the week's events. Events during the week include a poster contest, door decorating contest, and other activities at various high school locations in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Maine Washington County: One Community May 13, 14 & 18

Washington County: One Community will host the first annual 5K A La Mud Obstacle Challenge. Community members are invited to register for this “race” as an individual or a team. It will provide the community with an alternate, family-fun activity to substance abuse.

Scott Gagnon, from Smart Approaches to Marijuana-Maine, will come to the Machias Rotary Club meeting to speak about what the legalization of recreational marijuana use would mean for the community.

Tim Shaw, from Bangor Public Health and Wellness, will come to the Calais Rotary Club meeting to speak about substance abuse and overdose prevention.


  • 5K A La Mud, May 18th, 11:30 a.m.
  • Scott Gagnon, May 13th, 6:00 p.m.
  • Tim Shaw, May 14th, 12:40 p.m.


  • 5K A La Mud, Machias Fairgrounds, Whitneyville, ME
  • Scott Gagnon, Bluebird Ranch Restaurant, Machias, ME
  • Tim Shaw, Washington County Community College (Polar Den), Calais, ME
Marshall Islands Youth to Youth in Health May 18-24 Youth to Youth in Health will host events with primary and secondary schools in the Marshall Islands with a focus on the prevention of underage drinking.
Maryland Maryland Public Health Association TBD Maryland Public Health Association will have a guest speaker, Wendie Veloz, who will have an interactive discussion on behavioral health.
Maryland Parson’s Alcohol Chemical Training Services May 15-18

Parson’s Alcohol Chemical Training Services will hold its 5th annual Wounded Women’s Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and trainings that strengthen coping skills; management of high stress jobs; and critical intervention for families having issues or needing counseling. Other topics addressed will be trauma, alcohol and substance abuse, and anger management.

Grand Venice Hotel
431 Dual Hwy Hagerstown, MD 21740

Maryland The Mario Do Right Foundation May 21

The Mario Do Right Foundation will hold a national launch of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland from 12:30–1:45 p.m. EDT. R&B superstar Mario will address the student audience via Skype and rally them around the importance of preventing substance abuse. The event will also include speeches from the director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Frances M. Harding; Acting Commissioner of the Baltimore Health Department, Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey; and President of Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Bernard McBride.

Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Sciences
2801 N. Dukeland Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21216

Massachusetts Safer is SEXY May 22 Safer is SEXY is holding a “pop-up shop” event for adults focused on prevention and safer sex. The event will cover information on mental health and wellness, and it will also include education on the FC2 Female condom.
Massachusetts Natick Public Schools (Natick Together for Youth) May 19-23 Natick Together for Youth will place educational banners and signs throughout Natick High School in Natick, Massachusetts; encourage youth participation in the "I Choose" Project; and coordinate a presentation to students by a guest speaker. These events will cover the topics of underage drinking, prescription drug abuse and marijuana use.
Michigan Genesee County Community Mental Health May 20 Genesee County Community Mental Health will host a dinner event for families about protective factors, along with a showing of the movie “Anonymous People” in Genesee County, Michigan.
Michigan Institute for Population Health May 19-23

The Institute for Population Health will conduct the following events and activities during National Prevention Week:

  • May 19 – May 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Spectrum Human Services presentations on ATOD Prevention, Life and Social Skills
    Central Collegiate Academy
    2425 Tuxedo Street, Detroit, MI 48206
  • May 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Empowerment Zone Coalition’s Town Hall Meeting
    Butzel Family Center
    7737 Kercheval Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214
  • May 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Ronald Brown Academy Health & Safety Day
  • May 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Center for Urban Youth and Family Development’s
    Prescription Drug Awareness Symposium
    University of Michigan Detroit Center
    3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • May 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Mack Alive/Partnership for A Drug-Free Detroit’s
    19th Annual Safe & Sober Kick-Off March & Rally
    The march will begin at New Bethel Baptist Church – 8430 Linwood Avenue, Detroit, MI – and participants will travel down Linwood Avenue and conclude at the Central Collegiate Academy school field – 2425 Tuxedo Street, Detroit, MI.
Minnesota Working Together Coalition TBD Working Together Coalition will plan activities and provide information during the school week, and also provide information during Prevention Sunday (May 18) in Walker, Minnesota. The coalition also plans on holding a professional development training session on May 22 and 23 that will encompass several National Prevention Week topics.
Mississippi DREAM of Hattiesburg, Inc. May 18-24

DREAM of Hattiesburg will conduct the following events and activities during National Prevention Week:

  • May 18 at 6:00 p.m. – A National Prevention Week Youth Rally at Parkway Heights UMC
  • May 19 at 10:30 a.m. – A proclamation signing at the Mayor's office
  • A Twitter campaign throughout the week led by the DREAM youth leadership group, and highlighting the activities they enjoy doing that keep them from getting involved in substance abuse and mental health issues. Follow the campaign with #nationalpreventionweek.

The youth rally and proclamation signing will highlight the important role each of us has in maintaining a healthy life and ensuring a productive future. Topics covered will include tobacco use, underage drinking, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and suicide prevention.

Missouri Washington University School of Medicine May 18-23

Washington University School of Medicine will conduct the following activities in St. Louis, Missouri, during National Prevention Week:

  • May 18 – Documentary viewing of “You Are Not Alone” and panel discussion. “You Are Not Alone” focuses on depression among black gay men, and the panel will discuss the link between depression and HIV risk-taking.
  • May 19 – Participation in the “I Choose” Project.
  • May 20 – Discussion regarding marijuana use.
  • May 21 – Dissemination of an infographic and/or Buzzfeed post about alcohol abuse.
  • May 22 – TBD
  • May 23 – Yoga with a local youth group.
Missouri Liberty School District/Liberty Alliance for Youth, Inc. May 19 Liberty School District/Liberty Alliance for Youth, Inc. will hold either a community outdoor bike/run/walk event or a town hall in Liberty, Missouri. The event will focus on prescription drug abuse, marijuana use, alcohol abuse and suicide.
Nevada Join Together Northern Nevada May 18-24 Join Together Northern Nevada will host an art contest in Reno, Nevada, that touches on one of the National Prevention Week daily health themes. The organization will also promote awareness of all of the daily themes via social media.
New Jersey Center for Prevention and Counseling May 20 The Center for Prevention and Counseling will host a program called “Hidden in Plain Sight” for parents and concerned community members in Newton, New Jersey. This event will show how alcohol and other drugs can be easily hidden in a teenager’s bedroom. It will also address signs and symptoms of alcohol and other drug use.
New Jersey Montville Township Municipal Alliance - Drug Awareness Council May 18-24

Montville Township Municipal Alliance Drug Awareness Council has planned the following activities for National Prevention Week 2014:

  • Mayor Don Kostka will declare May 18-24 National Prevention Week in Montville, New Jersey.
  • Opening of an Information Center at Town Hall, a permanent location for citizens to obtain critical resource materials.
  • "Car Crash" Program where two vehicles that have been involved in accidents cause by a distracted/impaired driver will be on display at two sites in town, including the Town Hall and Police Station.
  • Peer counseling students will encourage other students to sign a "pledge" about abstinence from alcohol and drugs ahead of prom, and to participate in the "I Choose" Project.
  • Parents will receive a "Drug Awareness Council" prom information packet.
  • At a local middle school, morning announcements will include positive statements about drug and alcohol prevention, and the importance of seeking resources and support.

Mitchell Schwartz –

New Hampshire Derry Friendship Center May 18-24 Derry Friendship Center will host an event around prevention of alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse, marijuana use and promotion of mental health in Derry, New Hampshire.
New York New York City Prevention Resource Center (The Children's Aid Society) TBD

The New York City Prevention Resource Center (The Children's Aid Society) will hold a symposium about the intersection of alcohol and violence in New York City. Topics will include street and gun violence; intimate partner violence and sexual assault; abuse and neglect; and bias-motivated crimes. The event will include a keynote address, breakout sessions, and opportunities for networking.

RSVP by May 30, 2014.

New York Syracuse University's Division of Student Affairs April 21-24 Syracuse University's Division of Student Affairs will hold an educational event geared toward college students in Syracuse, New York, about prescription drug abuse and promotion of mental health.
New York WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse May 3, 18, 28-29

WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse will hold a Leaders in Training Showcase on May 28 and 29. The Leaders in Training Program develops young students (beginning in 7th grade) to help them gain the skills that will make them great future leaders. Students participating in the program will showcase their community projects for their peers. This year they will incorporate the “I Choose” theme and show why they choose to be leaders rather than using drugs or alcohol.

WNY United will also hold its annual Red Ribbon baseball game on May 3 and its annual Family Fun Day event on May 18.

New York CAMBA’s Magnolia House Women’s Shelter TBD TBD
Ohio Partnership for Violence Free Families May 21-23 Partnership for Violence Free Families will hold two events in Kenton and Lima, Ohio. Suicide Prevention Day (Thursday, May 22) will sponsored by the Auglaize County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Wapak Gatekeepers Club and take place at Wapakoneta High School. Positive Addiction Week (Monday - Thursday, May 5-8) activities include presentations by PVFF Staff at Spencerville, St. Charles and St. Gerards Schools on prescription drug use and abuse, suicide prevention, social media civility and safety.
Ohio SOLACE April 21 & 22, May 5

SOLACE will be doing speaking presentations for middle and high school students about the dangers of underage drinking and substance abuse and to provide education and awareness. JoAnna Krohn and a few guest speakers will provide educational messages.

Dates and Locations:

  • April 21, 9:00 am – Fairfield Middle & High School, Fairfield, Ohio
  • April 21, 1:00 pm – Chesapeake Middle & High School, Chesapeake, Ohio
  • April 22, 1:00 pm – Minford High School, Minford, Ohio
  • May 5, 1:15pm – Scioto County Career Technical Center, Lucasville, Ohio
Ohio Meridian Community Care/ PANDA Leaders Club May 18-24

Meridian Community Care’s PANDA Leaders Club will participate by holding National Prevention Week activities in schools in Youngstown, Ohio.

PANDA empowers kids and teens by giving them the knowledge to make responsible decisions about the issues that affect them most today: drugs and alcohol, bullying, depression, violence, cutting, self-esteem, suicide and more.

Oklahoma Cherokee Nation May 20 Cherokee Nation will host a community block party called "Rock the Block" in Tahlequah, OK, featuring a DJ from a local nightclub.
North Dakota Wiconi Ohitika Strong Life Project May 18-24 Wiconi Ohitika Strong Life Project will host a presentation with local speakers and professionals, a community walk/run, and an educational health fair in Fort Totten, North Dakota.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Prevention Alliance May 15-16 Commonwealth Prevention Alliance will develop a Web event or a PSA about social norms, which will be run on TV stations in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Beaver County Behavioral Health and Project Recovery May 21

Beaver County Behavioral Health and Project Recovery are hosting a River Walk and ice cream social event in celebration of National Mental Health Awareness Month and National Prevention Week 2014.

May 21 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Kimberly Hall, 412-244-1244

Pennsylvania Aevidum May 23 Aevidum will hold school-wide mental health awareness activities in schools in Pennsylvania and Delaware that have an Aevidum club.
Pennsylvania Guiding Hearts with Hope, Inc. May 24

Guiding Hearts with Hope will exhibit at a local CVS Pharmacy in Hanover, Pennsylvania. The booth will provide information on the organization’s resources and services. Guiding Hearts with Hope addresses all issues concerning substance abuse and mental health, and the organization is dedicated to educating the public on how severely the disease impacts the family unit and well-being of the entire community.

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CVS Pharmacy
635 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331

Rhode Island Mothers Against Drunk Driving (City of Providence) May 20 and 22 The city of Providence will host town hall meetings, a prescription drug collection, and an event focused on the prevention of drunk driving in Providence, Rhode Island.
South Carolina Community Initiatives, Inc. May 3 Community Initiatives, Inc. will hold a Teen Summit Extravaganza for community teenagers in Greenwood, South Carolina, for youth to express their concerns on the daily health theme issues of National Prevention Week.
South Dakota The Front Porch Coalition May 15 The Front Porch Coalition will host an outdoor awareness event in Rapid City, South Dakota, about suicide and mental health. The third annual event will feature food, entertainment, artists doing a mural, and a balloon release at the end of the event.
Tennessee University of Tennessee's S.E.E. Center March 10-14 University of Tennessee’s Safety, Environment and Education (S.E.E.) Center will host a Safe Spring Break event March 10–March 14. “Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future.” will highlight the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy lifestyle during Spring Break and beyond. At the event, students will have the opportunity to engage in interactive learning opportunities and take away informational documents and giveaways, including 2014 Spring Break tank tops for the first 100 student participants each day. Students will be encouraged to wear the shirts during Spring Break while engaging in safe, healthy, and fun activities, and then post their photo to the S.E.E. Center’s Twitter feed, @volshelpvols. At the conclusion of Spring Break, a randomly selected student will win a prize.
Tennessee Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition May 18-23 Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition will hold education/awareness classes in schools in Kingston, Tennessee, with the coalition’s P3-Positive Peer Pressure Clubs. The coalition will also post social media updates on National Prevention Week and discussions/articles/information on each day for that specific prevention topic.
Tennessee Going Respectfully Against Addictive Behaviors (GRAAB) Coalition May 18-24 Going Respectfully Against Addictive Behaviors (GRAAB) Coalition will conduct the following activities in Cleveland, Tennessee, covering all daily health themes of National Prevention Week:
  • Provide educational tables or displays at the Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Family YMCA
  • Host a GRAAB Coalition Open House
  • Write a series of editorials and two feature articles for the Cleveland Daily Banner (print and online editions)
  • Showcase a PSA
  • Promote awareness through student-led media channels throughout the week
Texas Bethel Community Development Corporation, Inc./ Bethel Prevention Coalition of San Antonio, Texas May 15

Bethel Community Development Corporation, Inc./Bethel Prevention Coalition of San Antonio, TX will host a free, interactive, youth town hall meeting. This community event is open to the public and will promote awareness regarding underage marijuana and alcohol use and its consequences.

May 15, 2014 6:30 p.m.

George Gervin Youth Academy
6944 South Sunbelt Drive, San Antonio, TX 78218

Texas El Paso Advocates for Prevention Coalition (APC) May 19

The El Paso Advocates for Prevention Coalition (APC) Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking amongst Youth and Families – “Putting Unity in the Community” – will feature guest speakers, activities for youth and families, and resources to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, especially during the upcoming graduation ceremonies and celebrations.

Activities will include an "I Choose" Project poster art workshop for children, and informational booths from key partners including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Texas A&M University Colonias Program, Western Technical College, El Paso Community College, and participation from high schools in Socorro and the surrounding area.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rio Vista Community Center
901 N. Rio Vista Road, Socorro, Texas 79927

For more information, contact: 915-782-4032.

Texas Gateway to Care May 21

Harris County Gateway to Care Medical Reserve Corps will host a community town hall meeting on underage drinking prevention with the youth ministry of a local faith-based organization. The town hall will include a drunk driving simulation test provided by a local driving school, videos on drinking and driving by teens, and an anonymous survey to booster open discussions. Subject matter experts will be on hand to participate in the discussion.

May 21, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fellowship of Purpose
846 Ashland Boulevard, Channelview, TX 77530

Texas Higher Dimension Substance Abuse Program May 23

The Higher Dimension Substance Abuse Program will hold a community town hall meeting and Youth Friday Night Live event. The community events will bring awareness to the Westwood Community in Houston, Texas, regarding recovery and underage drinking. The event will engage youth in the Westwood community with a free screening of The Anonymous People documentary about recovery, a basketball showcase, an X-Box tournament, and a resource fair.

D-Spot Community Center
9745 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77036

U.S. Virgin Islands AZ Academy After School Program May 7-9 The AZ Academy After School Program will host an educational game and information party and an open house in Christiansted, St. Croix, about underage drinking and marijuana use.
Utah Utah County Health Department May 18-24 Utah County Health Department will hold the following events in Provo, Utah, during National Prevention Week:
  • Kick Butts Day activity for the general public about tobacco use
  • Town Hall meeting with local legislators about underage drinking/prescription drug abuse/marijuana use
  • Town Hall meeting with community members about suicide, along with a QPR training
  • Employee Brown Bag presentation about mental health promotion
  • Prescription drug and household hazardous waste take-back event
Utah SMART Utah County Coalition May 19 at 7:00 pm SMART Utah County Coalition will host a Latinos in Action youth group on May 19 at 7:00 pm at Dixon Middle School in Provo, Utah. They will present information to educate and persuade parents and teens to do what they can to help reduce underage drinking and binge drinking. There will be presentations in both English and Spanish.
Vermont Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition May 18-23 Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition will host a brown bag lunch series each day of the week with area partner organization at open space in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.
Virginia Albemarle County Schools (Safe Schools/Healthy Students) May 19-23 Albemarle County Schools (Safe Schools/Healthy Students) will host daily brown bag lunches and informational sessions for community members and agencies in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Monday: Training on bystander intervention
  • Tuesday: Presentation on prescription drug abuse by a pharmacist/professor at UVA
  • Wednesday: Expert from the health department on emerging tobacco trends
  • Thursday: Registered dietitian and social worker on eating disorders and promoting healthy body image
  • Friday: Full day training of youth on Mental Health First Aid
Virginia Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth May 14 Rev Your Bev Day is a statewide day of action in Virginia to raise awareness about the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages. For Rev Your Bev Day 2014, events will focus on educating participants about the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and their relation to physical activity, to help Virginians make the healthiest choices for themselves and their families. To find a 2014 Rev Your Bev Day event, visit the "Find an Event" page. To host your own 2014 Rev Your Bev Day event, visit the "Host an Event" page.
Washington TOGETHER! May 21 TOGETHER! is hosting a workshop for parents of teens about preventing alcohol and marijuana use among adolescents. The event will take place on May 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington.
Washington Community Safety Network of Toppenish May 20 Community Safety Network of Toppenish will host a health fair in Toppenish, Washington, that features health and safety information about prescription drug abuse and marijuana use. The Network will also hold a Community Walk/Run/Bike Rodeo to promote awareness of these issues.
Washington College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention May 19 College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention will hold a "spotlight session" in Seattle, Washington, focused on bystander intervention programs to prevent and provide rapid response to alcohol emergencies.
West Virginia Community Connections May 18-23 Community Connections will hold a 5k walk/run event in Princeton, West Virginia.
Wisconsin Waukesha County Drug Free Communities (Addiction Resource Council, Inc.) TBD Waukesha County Drug Free Communities will host several events in Waukesha, Wisconsin, covering all daily themes of National Prevention Week:
  • Sunday: Hidden in plain sight event in coordination with models of teen rooms as a tool to educate parents about signs of substance use
  • Monday: Student PSA contest; winning PSA will air at local movie theatres, on hospital video screens
  • Tuesday: Educational forum on new drug trends
  • Wednesday: Open house at Addiction Resource Center
  • Thursday: Life of an Athlete, focusing on effects of drug and alcohol on the body, on athletic performance, and on code of conduct; conference with high school sports teams
  • Friday: Project Sticker Shock focusing on legal implications of underage drinking and involving 50-75 retailers – Parents who Host, Lose the Most – stickers on drinks and prom items
  • “I Choose” Project messages throughout the week with employers, local government, schools
Last Updated: 08/17/2015