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Your Participation Counts
Most organizations conduct prevention activities throughout the year, culminating in a community-wide event during May’s National Prevention Week. If a May event is difficult for your community, there are other ways to participate. For example, you might consider scheduling prevention activities and events before or after the third week of May to accommodate the needs of your community.
Here's what matters most: your participation! No matter when you hold your prevention event, getting involved is what really counts. Whenever you participate in National Prevention Week, you join the nationwide effort to prevent substance use and promote mental health, showing others that prevention works, all while supporting the health and well-being of your community.
During National Prevention Week, organizations across the country host health fairs, block parties, educational assemblies, town hall meetings, memorial walks, social media campaigns, outdoor events, and more. Thousands across the United States and in U.S. territories attend these events and help raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and promoting positive mental health.
National Prevention Week Toolkit
The National Prevention Week Toolkit can help you host a successful event that connects your community’s efforts to the national observance. The toolkit has tips on choosing an event topic, hosting logistics, partnership ideas, promotional strategies, and more. You can download the toolkit in English or Spanish.
The Prevention Challenge is an interactive social media activity that ties your local prevention efforts to the larger movement of National Prevention Week. Learn more about the Prevention Challenge and how to participate.
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