About the Great Lakes PTTC

The Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Great Lakes PTTC) is located at the UW-Madison Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies. We are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide training and technical assistance services to the substance abuse prevention field including professionals/pre-professionals, organizations, and others in the prevention community. 

Our Goals 

  • The Great Lakes PTTC will provide high-value training and technical assistance targeted to local needs in Health and Human Services Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. 
  • Our goals are to:
  • Accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices in substance use prevention practices
  • Heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce
  • Develop strategies for delivering culturally-informed care with diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, family members, and consumers
  • Increase access to publicly available, free-of-charge training and technical assistance for the prevention services field

Areas We Will Address

  • Increase in alcohol poisonings and suicides in rural communities
  • Overdose rates linked to emerging substances such as fentanyl and methamphetamine, across populations
  • Training gaps in supplying and administering naloxone
  • ​​​​​​​Developing tools and training for community-level prevention professionals, focused on evidence-based preventions to address emerging drug use patters
  • Reducing stigma to increase individual and community engagement in prevention
  • Training of new prevention workers
  • Support for prevention professionals 

You can reach us by phone at 608-262-7852 (Ann Schensky)