Prevention in Action Webinar Series
One of the goals of the New England PTTC is to promote and facilitate networking opportunities between and amongst prevention professionals in the New England states. To that end, the New England PTTC announces the launch of the Prevention in Action Webinar series. Each webinar within this webinar series will feature a success story in prevention. This is an opportunity to share across the New England states those successful prevention initiatives being implemented across the region. It's a chance to learn about a strategy or initiative you may be interested in implementing in your state or community. Topic areas will include implementing a specific prevention program, implementing an environmental strategy, promoting prevention within communities, building prevention workforce capacity, and many, many more.
Each webinar presentation will take participants through the steps taken to put the particular initiative into action. At the conclusion of each presentation, webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenter and get tips on how they could replicate in their own state or community.
All webinars in this series are free of charge
Upcoming Prevention in Action Webinars!
Date: October 24th at 2 PM
Presenters: Alexander Homkey, MPH, Drug Disposal Program Manager, Vermont Department of Health; Amy Livingston, Associate Program Evaluator, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation; Lori Tatsapaugh Uerz, MPH, Director of Prevention and Recovery Services, Vermont Department of Health.
Topic: Expanding and Improving Access to Safe Drug Disposal Options in Vermont
Summary: Vermont is taking a multi-faceted approach to addressing and preventing opioid addiction that involves multiple state agencies and community providers and partners. One of these approaches has been the development and evaluation of a comprehensive statewide drug disposal system designed to promote safe disposal and reduce the supply of prescription drugs available for diversion, misuse, and abuse. This session will provide a description of 1) Vermont’s statewide drug disposal system and efforts to make drug disposal options available to residents statewide and 2) the planned activities for and initial findings from an evaluation of the system.
Date: November 13th at 12 PM
Presenters: Kelly Leppard, CPS - Youth Prevention Coordinator, Southington STEPS
Topic: Achieving Coalition Sustainability
Summary: The STEPS coalition just completed 10 years of funding through the Federal Drug Free Communities Support Program and the community has successfully sustained two full-time staff positions for the coalition. In this presentation, Kelly Leppard, Prevention Coordinator for the coalition, will share her community’s successes over the past 10 years to provide helpful tips regarding sustainability, and offer advice on how to make prevention a priority in your own communities for years to come.
NOTE: All New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center webinars and online courses are hosted at the PTTC Network Learning Management Center, HealtheKnowledge. You will need to create an account to register and participate in the webinar. If you need to create an account, click here and follow the instructions. Once you have a user account you will be able to register for this, and all future New England PTTC webinars and courses. Contact us if you have any questions.