National Prevention Week 2019 - May 12-18, 2019

2018 Highlights

Thanks to your amazing work and participation, National Prevention Week 2018 (May 13–19) was a tremendous success. Here are some highlights and resources from the year.

2018 Outcomes Report

Read the 2018 Outcomes Report to learn about highlights and successes from NPW 2018 that encouraged action today for a healthier tomorrow. Some main highlights include:

  • Engagement: #NPW2018 experienced more than 30.2 million potential social media impressions on Twitter during NPW itself (May 13–19).
  • Resources: The NPW Toolkit components were collectively downloaded more than 5,000 times, helping community organizations plan numerous NPW events and activities.
  • Community organizations: Community organizations shared their NPW 2018 events and activities through the event submission form, spreading the word about NPW across the country in creative ways (including canoeing events, yoga sessions, and pizza parties).
  • Partners: Nearly 50 federal and national NPW partners helped SAMHSA raise awareness and action around substance misuse prevention and positive mental health in communities.

Promotional Video: Dear Future Me

The NPW 2018 Dear Future Me promotional videos shared a positive message about what people are doing today to create a healthier tomorrow for themselves and their community by promoting substance use prevention and positive mental health.

Shorter versions of the NPW video that you can customize with your organization and event information are also available. Each focuses on a specific NPW daily theme.

Prevention of Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse

Prevention of Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse Video
Full Version (45 seconds)
Customizable version

Prevention of Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse

Prevention of Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse Video
Full Version (45 seconds)
Customizable version

Prevention of Illicit Drug Use and Marijuana

Prevention of Illicit Drug use and Marijuana Video
Full Version (43 seconds)
Customizable version

Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use

Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use Video
Full Version (40 seconds)
Customizable version

Promotion of Mental Health and Wellness; Prevention of Suicide

Promotion of Mental Health and Wellness; Prevention of Suicide Video
Full Version (45 seconds)
Customizable version

Prevention Challenge: #DearFutureMe

The NPW 2018 promotional video inspired the 2018 Prevention Challenge: Dear Future Me. We asked you to share letters with your future self about what you’re doing today to ensure a healthier tomorrow. In response, you shared more than 700 posts on social media about #DearFutureMe, showcased in the digital mosaic below. In addition, nearly 3,860 of you created more than 18.7 million potential impressions across social media from February through May during the prevention challenge.

National Prevention Week 2018 - Action Today Healthier Tomorrow mosaic image

NPW Town Hall Kick-off Webcast

SAMHSA worked with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Texas Museum of Science and Technology, and the University of Texas at Austin to conduct a town hall meeting on the first day of NPW 2018. The town hall meeting addressed opioid use prevention through a live webcast of its panel discussion, and more than 200 people watched the live event.

Last Updated: 03/13/2019