Our Response to COVID 19
As a quick response to feedback from the Listening Sessions and Emergency Workforce Assessment results, on May 4th, The Northwest PTTC launched Take Your Break with Us. The series consists of two 30-minute sessions each week designed to help prevention practitioners simply connect with their colleagues and also gain a few essential tips and tools to bring substance misuse prevention practices to an online setting.
Products and Resources
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.
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.