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
The American College Health Association (ACHA) serves as the principal leadership organization for advancing the health and wellness of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research. ACHA represents more than 1,100 institutions of higher education, representing the collective health and wellness needs of 19 million college students. Since 1920, ACHA has linked college health and wellness professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a powerful, collaborative networking base. This unique synthesis of vision and knowledge, practice and policy can guide and support campus health and wellness professionals and their services, programs, and professional development. These professionals carry on a rich legacy of service and commitment to advance the health and wellness of college students nationwide.

American Counseling Association
The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional, and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. ACA strives to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.

American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association (APA), founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world, with more than 37,800 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
The American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, DC, 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 (APHA) champions the health of all people and all communities. APHA strengthens the public health profession and speaks out for public health issues and policies backed by science. APHA is the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 150-year perspective, and brings together members from all fields of public health.

American School Counselor Association
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 52 state and territory associations and a membership of more than 36,000 school counseling professionals.

American Society of Addiction Medicine
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is the leading professional society representing more than 6,000 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access to 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.

The Asian Health Coalition
The Asian Health Coalition (AHC), established in 1996, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve the health and wellness of Asian, African, and other immigrant communities through advocacy, technical assistance, community-based education, and research. One of AHC’s programs is the Bloom Behavioral Health Program, which involves the Coalition for Asian Substance Abuse Prevention (CASAP). CASAP’s mission is to prevent substance use among Asian youth in Chicago through building community partnerships and capacity, assessing the needs and resources of the community, and implementing and evaluating culturally appropriate prevention strategies for awareness, advocacy, and education.

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
The Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) is the leading health plan association working to improve access and quality of care for mental health and substance use disorders. ABHW’s members include national and regional health plans that care for more than 200 million people. ABHW works to reduce stigma and advance federal policy on mental health and addiction care.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia, as well as the 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 that may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation’s health.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
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 they 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, Georgia.

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. The Prevention Office strives to increase substance abuse awareness and resiliency skills in the community and oversees the Opioid Prevention Coalition.

Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA is the national office for 167 Catholic Charities USA member agencies throughout the United States and its territories. The mission of Catholic Charities USA is to provide services 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 USA 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.

Drug Enforcement Administration
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) mission is threefold: enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States; bring to the U.S. criminal and civil justice systems those involved in the illegal growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances; and recommend and support programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on domestic and international markets.

Drug Free America Foundation, Inc.
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc., is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing strategies that prevent drug use and promote sustained recovery. The Drug Free America Foundation, Inc., vision is a world where all people live free of the burden of drug abuse.

Drug Free Duval
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.

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 2,400 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
The Hawaii Partnership to Prevent Underage Drinking (HPPUD) is an island-wide coalition of the City and County of Honolulu (Oahu). HPPUD’s mission is to prevent or delay the early onset of substance misuse, including underage drinking, through collaborative planning and community action. Members of the partnership include representatives from county, state, and federal agencies; nonprofit organizations; and private businesses, as well as youth and community residents who collaborate to fulfill HPPUD’s vision of a healthier, drug-free community and to prevent underage drinking.

International Association of Chiefs of Police
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
The JED Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit organization that exists to protect the emotional health of and prevent suicide among 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 of the National Capital Area
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) walks with those in need and mobilizes community partners to provide services that offer hope and rebuild lives. LSS/NCA knows the journey to adulthood is always complex. Since 1999, LSS/NCA has supported youth living with social stigma, providing a confidential supportive environment in which youth share new experiences, find comfort and hope, and grow past stigma through peer and mentor support, combined with wellness education, leadership development, and expert counseling. Youth Development & Wellness is the place where youth are connected, healthy, and succeeding.

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 50,000 individuals from more than 50 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
Minnesota Regional Prevention Coordinators (MRPC) reside and work across Minnesota to provide locally accessible and customized services across the state. The RPCs provide services to build the capacity of individuals, organizations, and community coalitions working on substance abuse prevention.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
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 organization 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 healthcare professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused healthcare professionals who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support, and education. An important part of the healthcare 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
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) 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 United States every year, and national organization members provide services to more than 100 million people annually.

National Association for Children of Addiction
The National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA) is the national membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children living with parental addiction. 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. NACoA envisions a world in which no child who struggles because of family addiction will be left unsupported.

National Association of School Nurses
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 Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
NCAA is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes. The organization works to support athletics administrators in collaboration with their campus colleagues in efforts to reduce substance abuse and to promote healthy choices, fair competition, and a positive environment for college athletes. In addition to performance-enhancing drugs, alcohol and other drug use can impact the health and well-being of student-athletes. Through the NCAA Sport Science Institute, NCAA offers prevention initiatives and resources to help student-athletes make healthy choices, such as the Apple Training Institute and the Substance Abuse Prevention Tool Kit. Additionally, NCAA offers educational mental health resources to promote student-athlete well-being. Explore all of the resources the Sport Science Institute has to offer at

National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s healthcare organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with its 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 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® (Parent Teacher Association
National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
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. 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. NIC’s core areas of focus in guiding the fraternity community include advocacy, education, standards, and insight.

Office of Adolescent Health
“Leading the nation to ensure that America’s adolescents thrive and become healthy, productive adults.” The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents. OAH leads through promoting strength-based approaches, bolstering multi-sector engagement, and bringing in youth voices to support healthy development and transitions to productive adulthood. Authorized by the Public Health Service Act, OAH supports research, services, prevention and health promotion activities, training, education, partnership engagement, national planning, and information dissemination activities. OAH also sponsors Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow®, a national call to action to promote adolescent health.

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
Saving Others for Archie (SOFA) 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, listening to people’s unmet needs and finding solutions to help others and offer hope.

Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders
Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, 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
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 world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

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

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Last Updated: 08/27/2019