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Let's Collaborate! Get Involved with National Prevention Week (NPW)

Publication Date: May 07, 2021

Let's Collaborate! Get Involved with National Prevention Week (NPW)


The New England PTTC is excited to be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of National Prevention Week (NPW) May 9th-15th. NPW gives us an opportunity to strengthen our community prevention efforts by getting involved and unveiling new tools and resources relevant to the NPW five daily themes and build relationships with collaborative organizations; an effective strategy for prevention success.

We've set up some challenges to increase awareness about prevention, share resources, and better understand the development needs of New England. Join us in celebrating prevention!


  

CHALLENGE #1

Unveiling new tools and resources relevant to the NPW five daily themes 

Share a resource on social media and/or via your list serve specific to your Community/State/Region that supports the NPW health theme of the day. The 2021 daily themes are:

• Monday, May 10: Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse
• Tuesday, May 11: Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse
• Wednesday, May 12: Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use
• Thursday, May 13: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-Cigarettes and Vaping)
• Friday, May 14: Preventing Suicide

TIPS
• Remember to add #NPW2021 to your post
• cc the PTTC Network - @PTTCnetwork on Twitter & @PreventionTTCNetwork on Facebook
• cc @SAMHSAgov

 

Collaborate with the New England PTTC by retweeting or sharing one of our posts in support of the NPW’s daily theme:

  • Retweet or share an @NewEnglandPTTC post with text/link to another resource. As the resource is shared we're doubling up on prevention success.

For every Tweet or Share the New England PTTC will collaborate by Tweeting or Sharing one of your posts. Just remember to tag us with @NewEnglandPTTC.
  

 

CHALLENGE #2

Get involved with the NPW Challenge #YouthLeadingPrevention video challenge!

Each year NPW engages in a prevention challenge, and this year we are inviting community programs to reach out to their youth leaders to participate in this year’s NPW #YouthLeadingPrevention video challenge.

Identify youth leaders in your programs and encourage them to create and post videos to their social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) about their prevention efforts. Be sure they tag @SAMHSAgov and use the hashtag #YouthLeadingPrevention.

Learn more at: https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week/prevention-challenge

  

CHALLENGE #3

New England Prevention Workforce Survey

  

 

CALLING ALL NEW ENGLAND PROFESSIONALS AND ORGANIZATIONS! Please accept our TAKE AND SHARE challenge to post on social media and/or email your listserve about the New England PTTC's most recent Workforce Survey. If your organization is doing a survey in the future, reach out to Jessica Mehorter, New England PTTC, Communications at jmehorter@adcareme.org and we can share your survey.


SOCIAL MEDIA SAMPLE TEXT:
The @NewEnglandPTTC is seeking to connect with substance use prevention professionals & volunteers to learn more about your experience working in New England. Please take a few minutes & tell us about your work, learning preferences, & training needs. https://bit.ly/3dlh7ZZ

Download the TAKE AND SHARE survey graphic here!

EMAIL SAMPLE TEXT:

The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (New England PTTC), administered by AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., and funded by the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides training and technical assistance services to substance use prevention professionals and volunteers within the New England states and beyond. To improve these services, the New England PTTC needs YOUR valuable input
 

The New England PTTC is seeking to connect with substance use prevention professionals and volunteers (like you!) to learn more about your experience working in New England. Please take a few minutes and tell us about your work, learning preferences, and training needs. Your responses are confidential, and results will only be used to guide programming and improve the delivery of effective substance use prevention training and technical assistance in New England.
 

Take and Share the survey! 

If you know someone working formally or informally in substance use prevention, please share this survey!

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact evaluator, Kim Magoon at NewEnglandPTTCEval@pcgus.com or New England PTTC Director, Scott Gagnon at SGagnon@adcareme.org.


   

CHALLENGE #4

Growing outreach in the New England Region

 


Help us cast a wider net and reach more prevention professionals in New England! Share our newsletter sign-up on social media and/or via your listserve. We can do the same for your organization. Simply reach out to Jessica Mehorter, New England PTTC, Communications at jmehorter@adcareme.org.

SOCIAL MEDIA SAMPLE TEXT:
Stay up to date on @NewEnglandPTTC news, trainings, products, and resources! Sign up today! https://bit.ly/3dX5p72

Download the sign-up for the newsletter graphic here!

OR

Share one of our posts in support of #NPW2021 and include the following sample text "Check out this resource from the @NewEnglandPTTC in support of #NPW2021. Stay up to date on @NewEnglandPTTC news, trainings, products, and resources! Sign up for their newsletter today! https://bit.ly/3dX5p72"

 

Prevention is Better TOGETHER.

 

Join the New England PTTC as we provide webinars and resources related to the #NPW2021 daily health themes focused on pressing substance use topics. Here is what the New England PTTC has planned! 

  • Mon., May 10, 2021- NPW Kickoff with the New England PTTC Team

  • Tues., May 11, 2021 - Research in Action: Changes in Alcohol Consumption & Policy Amidst the Pandemic

  • Wed., May 12, 2021 - Prevention in Action Panel: Prevention in the Era of Commercial Cannabis

  • Thurs., May 13, 2021 - New England PTTC Vaping Graphic Medicine Panel

  • Fri., May 14, 2021 - Suicide Prevention Panel with the New England MHTTC

 

Full details and registration.