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Thanks to your amazing work and participation, National Prevention Week 2017 (May 14–20, 2017) was a huge success. Here are some highlights and resources from 2017.

2017 Outcomes Report

Read the 2017 Outcomes Report to learn about the highlights and successes from NPW 2017 that encouraged communities to make each day count in their prevention efforts. Some main highlights include:

  • Partners: More than 40 national and local organizations and federal agencies partnered with SAMHSA to spread the word about NPW and engage their communities in prevention efforts.
  • Community organizations: More than 20 community organizations shared their prevention activities and events with us, which included health fairs and block parties, educational assemblies and town hall meetings, memorial walks, social media campaigns, and outdoor experiences, to celebrate NPW and prevention efforts in their communities.
  • Engagement: #NPW2017 experienced more than 37 million potential impressions on Twitter during NPW (May 14–20).

Promotional Video: Making Each Day Count

The NPW 2017 Making Each Day Count promotional video shared a positive message about how substance use prevention and behavioral health are as important as physical health and how communities are making each day count in their prevention efforts.

Prevention Challenge: #PreventionPower

SAMHSA’s #PreventionPower social media challenge was a way for individuals, organizations, and communities to start discussing prevention and highlight how they get involved in prevention activities. Participants in the challenge could then motivate others to take part in the Prevention challenge as well.

Kick-off Event

To kick off NPW 2017, SAMHSA held an event at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, on Monday, May 15. The event, shared via a live webcast, featured prevention work from several community organizations. More than 150 viewers watched the live webcast.

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