National Prevention Week
National Prevention Week is a national public education platform showcasing the work of communities and organizations across the country dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of substance misuse prevention and positive mental health.
We recognize that prevention happens every day, not just during the second week of May. As such, National Prevention Week is shifting to celebrate and promote your year-round prevention initiatives. SAMHSA created a new, ongoing virtual series to showcase, elevate, and celebrate the important prevention ideas, events, news, and activities that impact communities across the country. Throughout the year, the series will focus on spotlighting prevention organizations and cultivating social innovation to address the real needs of our communities and young people.
Don’t forget, you can help promote prevention at any point throughout the year by sharing your #MyPreventionStory on social media, downloading our planning toolkit, promoting National Prevention Week, and telling us about your own prevention event.