National Prevention Week 2019 - May 12-18, 2019

Toolkit for Planning Your Event

National Prevention Week (NPW) in May is the perfect time to remind your community about substance abuse prevention and mental health before summer begins.

By hosting an event during NPW, you can help raise awareness about the importance of positive mental health and substance use prevention. SAMHSA is here to help. Access and download our Planning Toolkit for templates, tools, and support for participating. If you have questions about how, or when, to get involved, e-mail SAMHSA’s NPW coordinator David Wilson at

Don’t forget to register your event on the Community Events page to share your NPW activities.

Learn More About National Prevention Week

These resources provide you with more detail about the observance.

Host and Plan an Event

There are endless ways to bring NPW to your community. Get ideas for hosting an event that’s right for your community.

Download our free planning tools for event tips and a planning checklist to keep track of your progress.

Last Updated: 01/31/2019