Policy and Practice: The Power of Prevention to Address Opioid Misuse Among Young Athletes
720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
PS 3D: Policy and Practice: The Power of Prevention to Address Opioid Misuse Among Young Athletes
Kristen Powell, Assistant Research Professor, Associate Director, Center for Prevention Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Director, Northeast and Caribbean Prevention Technology Transfer Center
Diane Litterer, MPS, CPS, New Jersey Prevention Network
Kristen Gilmore Powell and Diane Litterer will present the first half of this workshop on how the Strategic Prevention Framework was used in New Jersey to assess needs, build capacity, and strategically select interventions at the state and local level to decrease prescription drug and other opioid misuses among youth athletes. We will discuss outcome measures, sustainability, cultural competence, building capacity across critical sectors, and promising policy and practices to decrease prescription drug misuse among this target population. We will also present New Jersey’s official toolkit developed by New Jersey Prevention Network, entitled Tacking Opioids through Prevention for Athletes, which is guiding interventions at the state and local levels across the state.
For the full conference schedule please click here.