A primary goal of prevention practitioners working to prevent substance use and misuse is to increase behavioral health equity—that is, to ensure that all community members have access to the same opportunities.
One important way to do this is by engaging partners in prevention planning efforts that represent, or have established relationships with, members of our communities who are traditionally under-represented. Strategic partnerships can provide access to marginalized populations and insight into the prevention needs of under-represented groups. They can help us understand substance use patterns that may not be captured through traditional data collection efforts, and the conditions that contribute to these patterns. They can help us develop the relationships and resources needed to identify and implement prevention efforts that are most likely to be effective and be sustained. And they can also help to ensure that our work doesn’t inadvertently exacerbate existing inequities.
This peer-sharing call is part of an online learning series along with a webinar to be held on August 5, 2020. This online learning series is designed to help practitioners cultivate and sustain these strategic partnerships. To register for the peer-sharing call, click on the "Register" button at the top of this page. To register for the webinar, click here: Webinar Event Page
During the peer sharing call, participants will have the opportunity to share challenges and strategies for retaining diverse partners and building partner capacity to address emerging issues with a health equity approach.
This series builds on the below previous NeC PTTC Events. To access recordings of these events, click on the webinar and peer-sharing call links below:
- Effective Responses to Emerging Substance Use Issues: Applying Lessons Learned from Addressing the Vaping Epidemic to New Prevention Priorities
- Strengthening Data Collection Efforts to Respond to Emerging Prevention Priorities
We look forward to your participation!