National Prevention Week with the New England PTTC (HHS Region 1) - May 9 -15, 2021
What is National Prevention Week (NPW)?
National Prevention Week (NPW) is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness and action around substance use prevention and the promotion of positive mental health. This year, this national initiative, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will take place May 9 to 15.
Join the New England PTTC as we provide webinars and resources related to the 2021 NPW daily health themes focused on pressing substance use topics:
- 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
Take the NPW 2021 Prevention Challenge: #YouthLeadingPrevention
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. Learn more about how to participate in the NPW 2021 Prevention Challenge.
About this event: This event was developed to address needs identified in HHS Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) to provide substance misuse prevention professionals with training related to SAMSHA's NPW daily health themes focused on pressing substance use topics . This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03.