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South Southwest PTTC

University of Oklahoma
3200 Marshall Ave Suite 100
Norman,
OK
73072
HHS Region 6
AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
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The South Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (South Southwest PTTC), based out of the University of Oklahoma, Outreach, serves substance misuse prevention professionals, organizations, and state, tribal, and community stakeholders in five southwestern states by providing high-impact training and technical assistance. Our work helps build the professional and community capabilities required to deliver effective and evidence-based prevention programs, practices, and strategies. The South Southwest PTTC is part of U.S. Health and Human Services Region 6, serving Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas.

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Mar. 25, 2024
By Darla J. Kelsay, Certified Prevention Consultant Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, MidSOUTH Center for Prevention & Training The Arkansas Collegiate Network (ACN), Arkansas’ official collegiate coalition, has a higher vision than just local community impact; the network is committed to addressing substance misuse statewide. As a community coalition, ACN understands the importance of working together […]
Mar. 25, 2024
The DFC Program is the nation’s leading effort to prevent youth substance use. Coalitions receive $125,000 for up to 10 years to promote prevention strategies at the local level. Please see our new video! You can also visit our website for more information and this page to learn about eligibility requirements.  The due date for […]
Feb. 21, 2024
By: The BACH Group Earl N. Benjamin-Robinson, DrHSc, CPH Michael L. Benjamin-Robinson, DSW, LCSW-BACS The idea of Black History Month was born out of the efforts of Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland. These men founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). The ASNLH served to empower Black Americans […]

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COURSE DESCRIPTION Join us for an interactive session that will explore strategies for effectively engaging marginalized communities in prevention efforts. Participants will gain insights into the unique challenges faced by these communities and learn practical approaches to promote empowerment, inclusivity, and equity in prevention initiatives. PRESENTERS Dr. Earl Nupsius Benjamin-Robinson led the development of Louisiana’s first health equity plan and is thus leading efforts, in LDH, to operationalize health equity protocols and practices agency-wide. Dr. Benjamin-Robinson is a public health practitioner with over 19 years of experience and is adjunct faculty at Xavier University’s Public Health Science Program. Since 2015, he’s been distinguished by the American Psychological Association as a Health Equity Ambassador and is a practitioner-scholar member of the Health Disparities, Education, Awareness Research & Training (HDEART) Health Equity Scholars and is the Co-founder of The BACH Group – a community and behavioral health consulting firm. Dr. Benjamin-Robinson is an alumnus of Loyola University, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, completed post-graduate work at the University Of Mississippi Medical Center & John Hopkins University, and is a Doctor of Health Science graduate from Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Health Sciences.        

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COURSE DESCRIPTION Policy changes related to substance misuse prevention require a strategic approach and the use of evidence-based practices. In this session, participants will learn steps 1-3 of the 10-step policy building process. Each step includes equity focused policy considerations.  Policy Step 1: Drafting a Policy Action Statement  Policy Step 2: Building Organizational Connections for Compliance/Enforcement  Policy Step 3: Collecting Data  Select the View Resource button to open the PowerPoint.   PRESENTERS Michael Sparks is an Alcohol Policy Specialist and Co-Chair for the US Alcohol Policy Alliance Advisory Board. He is also the President of SparksInitiatives. His primary interest is working with communities to use policy to reduce alcohol-related problems. Michael currently serves as a consultant and trainer to communities across the country and is a trainer for Community Anti-drug Coalitions of America. He also works in a consulting role with Wake Forest University and Johns Hopkins University on alcohol policy issues. He has expertise in the alcohol policy field as well as in the areas of community building, using local control strategies to manage problematic alcohol and drug environments, the legislative process, and neighborhood revitalization. 
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In this Issue Collegiate Network Aims to Reduce Substance Misuse on Arkansas Campuses Epi Corner: Youth in the Juvenile Justice System What's Happening Around the Region? Free Logic Model Technical Assistance Webinar: Mobilizing Marginalized Communities to Prevention Substance Misuse What's New? Using Artificial Intelligence in Prevention
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​COURSE DESCRIPTION This webinar draws from both historical perspectives and recent events, along with research findings, to unveil the alcohol industry’s role in creating and perpetuating social, economic, and health inequities. Additionally, it examines evidence-based alcohol policies aimed at alleviating inequities and addressing social justice issues. The session is designed for community coalition coordinators and members who are prepared to engage in policy and social change, ultimately transforming the community's relationship with alcohol and those who profit from its production and sale. Select the View Resource button above to watch the recording and link to the PowerPoint below. Alcohol and Social Justice PPT PRESENTER Dr. Jernigan is best known for his action-research approach to the issue of alcohol advertising, marketing, and promotion and its influence on young people. His work has led to better advertising regulations and a clearer understanding of the evolving structure of the alcohol industry. His work is policy relevant and scientifically rigorous. Dr. Jernigan has been very active in translating research findings into policy and practice. He testifies regularly at city, state, and national levels around alcohol advertising and youth, alcohol availability, and taxation. He also trains advocates around the world using the best evidence.       ​
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