When you participate in National Prevention Week, you join the nationwide effort to prevent substance misuse 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 misuse and promoting mental health in a fun and engaging way.
- Share Your #MyPreventionStory
#MyPreventionStory captures the vast array of prevention experiences and stories. We want to grow 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 www.stopalcoholabuse.gov, scroll down to “Sign up for StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov News & Updates” and enter your email address.