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SAMHSA's 19th Prevention Day Monday, January 30, 2023

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SAMHSA’s 19th Prevention Day!

SAMHSA’s Prevention Day is happening Monday, January 30, 2023, in conjunction with CADCA National Leadership Forum. The event will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Whether you are a prevention practitioner, community leader, researcher, scientist, consumer, or an advocate, this interactive forum has something for everyone.
  • Prevention Day Registration

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    Registration is open! SAMHSA’s Prevention Day is happening Monday, January 30, 2023!

  • Contact Us

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    Contact for Prevention Day questions: david.wilson@samhsa.hhs.gov

    Get ready for National Prevention Week, May 7–13, 2023! Sign up for our email list and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest information.

  • SAMHSA’s Prevention Day Highlights

    • Keynote address by Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
    • Workshop tracks on youth-led prevention efforts; prevention across the lifespan; prevention efforts across the continuum of care; diversity, equity, and inclusion within prevention; the prevention workforce; and prevention innovations. Continuing education credits are available for all registered Prevention Day attendees.
    • The Interactive Prevention Action Center, an interactive learning hub with resources available from SAMHSA’s prolific national prevention programs – including National Prevention Week – games and activities, and an opportunity to share your own #MyPreventionStory at our live photo/video booth!

Agenda At-A-Glance

Morning Plenary

Welcome and Introduction of SAMHSA’s Prevention Day
Master of Ceremonies David Lamont Wilson
Public Health Analyst and National Prevention Week Coordinator
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), SAMHSA

Keynote Speaker
CAPT Jennifer Fan, PharmD, J.D.
Acting Director, CSAP, SAMHSA

Morning Plenary Wrap-Up
David Lamont Wilson

Break

Institutes

I. SAMHSA Listens: Lessons from the Field of Prevention

II. Federal Prevention Partnerships in Action

III. Youth Engagement – Nothing for Youth Without Youth

IV. Leading with Science. Focusing on People. Creating Change.

Break

Breakout Session 1 (12 concurrent sessions)

Track I: Youth-Led Prevention Efforts

1. Getting Candid: How Elevating Youth Voice Has Led to Successful Prevention Messaging

2. Engaging Youth Through Human-Centered Design

Track II: Prevention Across the Lifespan

3. Realizing the Collective Impact of the Faith Community to Transform and Heal

4. Prevention in All Spaces – Ask Away

Track III: Prevention Efforts Across the Continuum of Care

5. Preventing Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths (PDO) in Maine: An Assessment of Burden and Resources

6. CT River Valley Comprehensive Overdose Engagement (CT-COE): A Collaborative Approach to Post-Overdose Outreach

Track IV: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within Prevention

7. Project ACCESS: Reducing Risk for HIV and Substance Use Among College Students Experiencing Health Disparities Using an Embedded Prevention Navigator Model

8. Preventing Suicide and Substance Use, and Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes for LGBTQ+ Youth

Track V: Recruiting and Advancing the Prevention Workforce

9. Prevention Core Competencies: A Training Curriculum for Preventionists

10. Prevention Workforce: From Peer Support Service to Prevention Specialist Certification Across Diverse Settings

  • A Competent Workforce: Prevention Specialist Certification
  • From A Number to Credentials!

Track VI: Prevention Innovations

11. Using Online Anonymous Screening and Counseling to Increase Mental Health Help-Seeking: A Comparison Between Healthcare System and Law Enforcement System

12. Harnessing Research and Awareness Campaigns to Prevent Stimulant Overdose

  • Public Health Harms from Prescription Stimulant Diversion and Nonmedical Use
  • Fake Pills and Fentanyl – Closing the Knowledge Gap to Reduce Youth Risk

Lunch

Breakout Session 2 (12 concurrent sessions)

Track I: Youth-Led Prevention Efforts

1. Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students: The Importance of Strategic Planning

2. Building Capacity to Serve Military-Connected Youth

Track II: Prevention Across the Lifespan

3. Empowering Native Youth and Native Parents to Be Catalysts for Prevention

4. Operation Prevention: New Curricula on Counterfeit Drugs, and Cultural Solutions for AI/AN Communities

Track III: Prevention Efforts Across the Continuum of Care

5. Opting in to OPT Out!

6. Nothing About Us Without Us: How to Scale Up Principles of Community-Led Prevention

Track IV: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within Prevention

7. Prevention Leadership Through a Culturally Humble Lens

8. C.H.A.T.S. (Connecting Humans and Telling Stories) to Foster Connection Among Diverse Groups

Track V: Recruiting and Advancing the Prevention Workforce

9. Thriving Workforce, Next-Level Prevention

10. Evaluation for Substance Use Prevention Professionals

Track VI: Prevention Innovations

11. Innovation by Collaboration: DOJ, DEA, and SAMHSA’s Push to Advance Prevention Through Data

12. Scaling Harm Reduction Across the Prevention Continuum of Care

Break

Breakout Session 3 (12 concurrent sessions)

Track I: Youth-Led Prevention Efforts

1. Cannabis: The Importance of Understanding State’s Laws Before Educating Youth About Consumption

  • It's Complicated: A Peer-Taught Cannabis Prevention Program
  • Cannabis Legalization: Using Data to Understand Context and Consumption

2. Peer for the Awareness of the Harms of Smoking and Vaping

Track II: Prevention Across the Lifespan

3. Understanding the Role Culture, Family, and the Medical Community Play in the Substance Abuse Diagnoses Among the BIPOC Aging Community

4. Funding for Prevention Services: Bridging Research and Practice

Track III: Prevention Efforts Across the Continuum of Care

5. Community-Based Approaches to Preventing Suicide: Lowering Barriers to Getting Help

  • One Death Too Many: Bridging the Crisis Care for Zero Suicide
  • Mind the Gap

6. KEEP THEM SAFE: Suicide Safety Planning and Access to Means Counseling

Track IV: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within Prevention

7. Prevention Opportunities and Challenges: Supporting Youth and Young Adults Transitioning to Adulthood

8. Three Critical Attributes: Connection, Community, and Calling

Track V: Recruiting and Advancing the Prevention Workforce

9. Training Youth to Take Over the World (of Prevention)

10. A New Prevention Resource to Support and Enhance the Prevention Workforce

Track VI: Prevention Innovations

11. Best Practice and Innovations in Naloxone Training and Distribution: Lessons from SAMHSA

12. The Innovative Strategy of Academic Detailing: Educating Clinicians on Overdose Prevention for Patients with Substance Use Disorder

Break

Closing Plenary

Closing Keynote Speaker
Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D.
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

David Lamont Wilson

CAPT Jennifer Fan

Read the Full Agenda (PDF | 989 KB)

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Last Updated

Last Updated: 01/27/2023