National Prevention Week 2019 - May 12-18, 2019

National Prevention Week Partners

SAMHSA is proud to partner with the following federal agencies and national organizations, and thanks them for their support of National Prevention Week.

ACT Missouri
ACT Missouri was established in 1991 to prevent substance use, and it serves as the statewide prevention catalyst, empowering individuals and fostering partnerships to promote safe, healthy, and drug-free communities.

American College Health Association (ACHA)
Since 1920, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has linked college health professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a powerful, collaborative networking base. This unique synthesis of vision and knowledge and practice and policy can guide and support campus health professionals and their health services, health programs, and professional development. Today’s professionals in college health carry on a rich legacy of service and commitment to advance the health of college students nationwide. The mission of ACHA is to serve as the principal leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research.

American Psychiatric Association (APA)
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

American Psychological Association (APA)
The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s membership includes nearly 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial, and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 145-year perspective, and brings together members from all fields of public health.

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a nonprofit, professional organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. ASCA promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and systemic change. ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning, and social/emotional development to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society. Founded in 1952, ASCA has a network of 50 state associations and a membership of more than 34,000 school counseling professionals.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is the leading professional society representing more than 5,000 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction. ASAM’s  Addiction Treatment Week is an initiative which promotes that addiction is a disease, evidence-based treatments are available, and recovery is possible. The week also highlights the need for clinicians to enter the field of addiction medicine.

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)
The Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) is the national voice for payers that manage behavioral health insurance benefits. ABHW member companies provide coverage to more than 175 million people in both the public and private sectors to treat mental health, substance use disorders, and other behaviors that impact human health and wellness.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO’s primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation’s health.

Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA)
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, some 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve nearly 4 million children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing, and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.

Carroll County Health Department Bureau of Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery
The Carroll County Bureau of Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery is a division of Maryland’s Carroll County Health Department. Behavioral health services include the prevention, treatment, and recovery of substance abuse and mental health disorders.

Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities USA is the national office for 167 Catholic Charities member agencies throughout the United States and its territories. The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same. The national office represents the Catholic Charities ministry to the federal government, provides a number of professional services to its member agencies, manages grants and other funding sources that are passed on to member agencies, and through its disaster services helps member agencies prepare for and respond to natural disasters. The national office also disburses relief funds to member agencies that are operating in communities affected by disasters.

Center for Asian Health Equity
The Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) is a partnership between the University of Chicago and Asian Health Coalition, a nonprofit, community-based affiliate that works with more than 25 different Asian and African organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area. This collaboration of academic-community partnership brings together the assets of a world class research institution and respected nonprofit organization to investigate health disparities that disproportionately affect the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and African immigrant populations. CAHE takes a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach through a comprehensive program for community engagement, research, education and training, and dissemination and policy.

Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC)
The Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to promote health, hope, and recovery among all people by fostering a community in which individuals and families thrive. The agency’s mission continues to expand and works to focus on building strong families and healthy adolescents, helping families move from poverty to prosperity, reducing child abuse, and promoting mental health and substance use disorder recovery, as well as preventing violence, suicide, and bullying. Through a wide array of prevention programs and counseling services along with recovery support, CFPC is dedicated to building healthy families and communities in Newton, New Jersey.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), housed within the U.S. Department of Justice, enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States. DEA also brings organizations and principal members of organizations involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States to the criminal and civil justice system of the U.S., or any other competent jurisdiction. DEA also supports non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

Drug Free America Foundation, Inc.
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing, promoting, and sustaining national and international policies and laws that will reduce illegal drug use and drug addiction. The Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. vision is that nations—through their leaders and their people—create an environment where citizens live free of illicit drugs. Drug Free America Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Drug-Free Duval (DFD)
Drug Free Duval (DFD) is a Jacksonville, Florida, substance abuse prevention community coalition founded in 2008 with a single focus: freedom from substance abuse for all. The coalition now has nearly 1,000 active community members who engage in environmental strategies to create cultural and population level change related to knowledge, attitudes, norms, policies, and practices to support health and wellness. Under the leadership of DFD and through an extensive network of community partnerships, Jacksonville has achieved a 12 percent reduction in youth alcohol use. DFD is currently facilitating a dynamic regional opioid/heroin task force that has created novel, measurable, and bold solutions that are being implemented across several counties.

EMPOWERR Program, Medical University of South Carolina
The SAMHSA-funded EMPOWERR Program seeks to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and substance use among minority teens and young adults residing in the Charleston, South Carolina, tri-county area. EMPOWERR staff delivers evidence-based, culturally-tailored, risk reduction programming to local minority teens and young adults through large-scale community events, traditional in-person groups, and social media strategies conducted in partnership with several local community-based organizations. The EMPOWERR Program provides case management services to help local youth and young adults receive HIV testing and quality health, mental health, and social services that promote reduced risk.

Facing Addition
Facing Addiction with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis by unifying the voices of the more than 45 million Americans and their families directly impacted by addiction. Our vision is to bring together the best resources in the field in order to reduce the human and social costs of addiction every year, until this public health crisis is eliminated.

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
Established in July 1997 as the School of Public Health and Health Services, Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, more than 1,900 students from 54 U.S. states and territories and more than 50 countries pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health.

Hawaii Partnership to Prevent Underage Drinking with TIFFE Together We Can, a program of Child & Family Service
Hawaii Partnership to Prevent Underage Drinking was created to address the problem of underage drinking in the city and county of Honolulu (Oahu), as well as to prevent or delay the early onset of substance misuse, particularly underage drinking, by Hawaii’s keiki (children). Members of the partnership represent county, state, and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and community residents concerned with the health of Hawaii’s youth. The effectiveness of this coalition has been maximized through the creation of four specialized task forces: legislation, education, media, and enforcement.

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is proud to partner with SAMHSA on the One Mind Campaign, which seeks to ensure successful interactions between police officers and persons affected by mental illness. Working with SAMHSA and public and private partners, the IACP endeavors to move the Campaign into all 18,000 state, local, tribal, federal, and international law enforcement agencies.

Jed Foundation (JED)
The JED Foundation is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems; and encourages community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health.

Lutheran Social Services
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area walks with those in need and mobilizes community partners to provide services that offer hope and rebuild lives.

Mary’s Center
Founded in 1988, Mary’s Center is a Community Health Center that provides a model of care including health care, education, and social services to more than 41,000 individuals from more than 100 countries through eight locations in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Using a holistic, multipronged approach, Mary’s Center helps each participant access individualized services and find the path toward wellness, stable families, educational success, and economic opportunities.

Minnesota Regional Prevention Coordinators (MRPC)
Minnesota Regional Prevention Coordinators (MRPC) resides and works across Minnesota to provide locally accessible and customized services across the state. The RPCs provide services to build capacity of individuals, organizations, and community coalitions working on substance abuse prevention. 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. MADD changed American culture by introducing the “designated driver” in 1986. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® has reduced drunk driving fatalities by 25 percent since its launch and it celebrates a nearly 50 percent decline in drunk driving deaths since the organization was founded. MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, providing a service every three minutes through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1–877–MADD–HELP. Power of Parents® and Power of Youth® programs reduce underage drinking.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support, and education. An important part of the health care continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families, and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment, and recovery support. NAADAC provides addiction-specific education, national credentialing, advocacy, professional development, and professional tools for addiction professionals.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH)
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier science-based and community-driven organization that focuses on the best health for all. Community-based members provide services to more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the U.S. every year and national organization members provide services to more than 100 million people annually.

National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA)
The National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA) is the national membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents. NACoA’s mission is to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families by raising public awareness; providing leadership in public policy at the national, state, and local levels; advocating for appropriate, effective, and accessible education and prevention services; and facilitating and advancing professional knowledge and understanding.

National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is a nonprofit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has more than 16,000 members and 50 affiliates including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing.

National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 2,900 member organizations serving more than 10 million adults, children, and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 1 million Americans have been trained.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and its national network of Affiliates is the oldest advocacy organization in America dedicated to fighting the nation’s number one health problem—alcoholism, drug addiction, and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families, and communities. NCADD is built on a foundation of participation by members from the medical, scientific, and social fields that provides a multi-pronged approach to the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. NCADD’s national network of Affiliates provide an array of addiction-related services at the local level, including information and referrals, public awareness campaigns, prevention and education programs in schools, communities, and workplaces, intervention and treatment services, and advocacy on behalf of people affected by the disease of alcoholism/addiction and their families. 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the lead federal agency for research on alcohol and health. NIAAA is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world, with an integrated and multidisciplinary program that includes genetics, basic and clinical research, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.

National PTA
National PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America, comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents, and other caring adults committed to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. PTA’s nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a federal scientific research institute under the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA is the largest supporter of the world’s research on drug use and addiction. NIDA-funded scientific research addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug use, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches, and disseminating findings to the general public, researchers, policymakers, and others.

North-American Interfraternity Conference
Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference, Inc. (NIC) is the trade association representing 66 international men’s fraternities. The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience, advancement and growth of the fraternity community, and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions. Through the Vision for Fraternity Communities, the NIC’s mission is to engender trust and confidence in the fraternity experience.

Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) was established in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in 2010. OAH coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and works in partnership with other HHS agencies to support evidence-based approaches to improve the health of adolescents. OAH also sponsors the national call to action to promote adolescent health, Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow®

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council is made up of athletes, chefs, physicians, fitness professionals, and educators who are appointed by the president and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Saving Others for Archie (SOFA)
Saving Others for Archie, SOFA INC., is a grassroots organization founded in 2014 by a mother whose son Archie died of an accidental overdose. She vowed to help other families and not let Archie’s death be in vain. SOFA is leading the way. We listen to people’s unmet needs. We find solutions to help others and offer hope. 

SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is the nation’s premier youth health and safety organization. SADD empowers young people with tools and resources needed to confront the risks and pressures they face every day, including substance abuse, impaired and distracted driving, mental health issues, and more.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people ages 13–24.

Tradition Not Addiction
Tradition Not Addiction is a grassroots tribal youth organization that is driven to reduce underage drinking and prescription drug abuse.

USAGov is a federal program managed by the U.S. General Services Administration. Our mission is to guide the public to tips and tools in English and Spanish from hundreds of government agencies, departments, and programs. We manage the websites and, as well as We make it easy for people to discover official U.S. government information and services on the web with a quick search or by asking questions via email, chat, or phone.

Vernon Coalition
The Vernon Coalition, housed in the Vernon, New Jersey Township School District Board of Education Building, is a program of the Center for Prevention and Counseling. Established in June 2010, the Coalition is a grassroots, nonprofit, community-driven effort and a Drug Free Communities Grant Awardee. Collectively, staff and volunteers from all sectors of Vernon work toward strengthening community collaboration in order to prevent and reduce youth substance use while using the Strategic Prevention Framework. Measurable outcomes and community level changes are being achieved while utilizing the evidence-based DFC strategies and following the philosophy that local problems require local solutions. 

Last Updated: 05/02/2018