EPLS: Leveraging Systems Change in Substance Misuse Prevention

9:30am - January 6, 2021 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest PTTC
Registration Deadline: January 6, 2021
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Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): 
Leveraging Systems Change in Substance Misuse Prevention


Series Description

This six-week distance learning series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore the role of systems change in substance misuse prevention. Participants will examine capacities shown to enable evidence-based interventions to achieve and sustain expected results and learn how to incorporate these into their work. Trainers will share examples from their own systems change experiences and will highlight how leveraging leadership, communications, funding, and data can help participants to achieve their prevention goals. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.



Session 1: January 6, 2021
Session 2: January 13, 2021
Session 3: January 20, 2021
Session 4: January 27, 2021
Session 5: February 3, 2021
Session 6: February 10, 2021



08:30 AM - 10:00 AM Alaska
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Mountain



Community-level prevention practitioners and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn what opportunities for similar courses are available to them.



Kevin P. Haggerty, MSW, PhDKevin P. Haggerty, MSW, PhD, Professor, UW School of Social Work, Director, Social Development Research Group, Director, Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center. Kevin specializes in prevention programs at the community, school, and family level. For more than 30 years, he has focused on developing innovative ways to organize the scientific knowledge base for prevention so that parents, communities, and schools can better identify, assess, and prioritize customized approaches that meet their needs. He has an extensive research background in the intersection of biological and environmental risks for drug abuse in emerging adults and is an expert on substance abuse and delinquency prevention. Additionally, Dr. Haggerty is an investigator of the Community Youth Development Study, which tests the effectiveness of the Communities That Care program.




Capetra Parker, MPHCapetra Parker, MPH, Communities That Care Specialist, Evidence2Success Coach, UW Social Development Research Group. Capetra supports communities as a coach of Evidence2Success and coaches several CTC Plus communities in the Eastern U.S. Ms. Parker has co-authored journal articles about the implementation of CTC in urban communities through the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS). She has a special interest in empowering communities to employ strategies that address race, equity, and inclusion disparities. Ms. Parker earned her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.




Continuing Education:

In order to receive up to 13 continuing education hours, participants are expected to view the 20-minute video tutorial, complete individual pre-session learning assignments, join and actively engage in each session. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.


Register here:

Space is limited to 20 participants


Cost is Free!



Contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For all other questions, please contact Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]).