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2024 Week At-a-Glance

National Prevention Week will take place from May 12-18, 2024. Join us to celebrate the many possibilities of prevention and the brighter futures that exist thanks to the ongoing work of prevention happening across the country!

This year’s National Prevention Week activities and activations:

Monday, May 13: We invite you to attend the live virtual kickoff event for National Prevention Week 2024 at 2 p.m. ET! Join SAMHSA leadership, SAMHSA grantee Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and special guests to celebrate the power of youth in the future of prevention and the winners of SAMHSA’s FentAlert Challenge!

Register today!

Tuesday, May 14: Join us on Tuesday, May 14, for “Celebrate the Possibilities of Prevention: Building Resilient Communities,” an enlightening learning session co-hosted by Communities Talk and the “Talk. They Hear You.”® campaign as part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week. This event will spotlight the remarkable efforts of our community partners, showcasing the critical work they've accomplished this year. Learn about their journeys and

  • Get informed on the challenges they've tackled, the innovative strategies they've adopted, and the successes they've celebrated.
  • Be prepared by arming yourself with knowledge and actionable insights.
  • Take action using the tools and resources in your communities.

Register today!

Wednesday, May 15: Spread the good news of prevention on social media and in your community! Share photos and videos from your events using #NationalPreventionWeek24 and #MyPreventionStory.

Thursday, May 16: Spread the good news of prevention on social media and in your community! Share photos and videos from your events using #NationalPreventionWeek24 and #MyPreventionStory.

Friday, May 17: Hear from grantees and coalition members from across the country, highlighting the collective power of the prevention community. Follow SAMHSA’s official YouTube channel to be the first to see and share this special tribute to prevention organizations.

Stay Involved Year-Round

There are many ways to get involved in National Prevention Week, now and throughout the year.

When you participate in National Prevention Week, you join the nationwide effort to prevent substance use and promote mental health. Show others that prevention works, all while supporting the health and well-being of your community. No matter how you choose to participate, what matters most is that you DO participate!

Organizations and individuals can participate in National Prevention Week in a few different ways. See below for some ideas about how to get involved.

  • Host a Community Event
    During National Prevention Week and year-round, thousands of organizations and individuals across the country host health fairs, block parties, educational assemblies, town hall meetings, memorial walks, social media campaigns, outdoor events, and more. These community events help raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and promoting mental health in a fun and engaging way.
  • Share Your #MyPreventionStory
    #MyPreventionStory captures the vast array of prevention experiences and stories. Join this online conversation to reinforce why prevention is important and celebrate all that it has to offer! Share your unique perspective by using the #MyPreventionStory hashtag across social media.
  • Use the Planning 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. Download the Toolkit.
  • Subscribe to SAMHSA Email Newsletters
    Stay up-to-date about the latest news, events, and resources by signing up to our email list.
    • To stay informed about SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention initiatives, visit, scroll down to “Sign up for StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov News & Updates” and enter your email address.
    • To stay informed about SAMHSA’s "Talk. They Hear You."® campaign to prevent underage drinking and other substance use, sign up for their newsletter.
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Last Updated: 10/12/2023
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