We Are Listening to You
Between April 1, 2020, and April 3, 2020, the Northwest PTTC convened one-hour listening sessions with each of the four states in HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Sixty-one state and community-level prevention practitioners participated in the listening sessions. Each listening session included five open-ended questions:
1) What is a concern and hope that you bring with you today?
2) What are you doing to keep prevention moving forward?
3) What is working right now?
4) How can the Northwest PTTC support you?
5) What training would be useful?
To learn more about the emerging themes from the participants’ responses, read the Listening Session Summary.
Between April 6, 2020 and April 20, 2020, the Northwest PTTC supplemented the one-hour listening sessions with each of the four states in HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington with an online emergency workforce assessment. The online assessment offered an alternative format for prevention professionals to inform the Northwest PTTC about emerging issues related to changes in their work environment due to the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders. The goal of the brief 12-item questionnaire was to identify barriers faced by the prevention workforce and how the Northwest PTTC can continue to support the workforce.