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Advancing Community Prevention Efforts in an Era of Scientific Distrust
March 14, 2023

Emerging Topics in Prevention Science: Advancing Community Prevention Efforts in an Era of Scientific Distrust

February 23, 2023


Webinar Description

Advancing your Coalition’s prevention efforts through this era of widespread scientific distrust can feel maddening! How do you respond when decision-makers insist that up is down and left is right? Together, we’ll explore strategies for determining your community’s readiness to engage with data and prevention messaging, and also consider techniques that will help to break down resistance to your work!  Our time together will focus on colleagues helping colleagues, so bring your voice and your wisdom! 


Webinar Objectives

  • Learn to assess your community’s readiness for prevention messaging and strategies
  • Consider evidence-based techniques and approaches for communicating through distrust of science
  • Avoid counterproductive messaging and make your case for evidence-based practice. 


Webinar Recording


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Joe Neigel, CPP,  is the Director of Prevention Services for Monroe School District in Washington State, and he coordinates the Monroe Community Coalition as part of Washington’s Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative. His work is heavily focused on multi-tiered prevention, trauma-informed practice and school-based behavioral health integration. Joe’s print and video community guide, "Prevention Tools: What Works, What Doesn't," is distributed statewide and nationally by the Washington State Health Care Authority. Most importantly, Joe is a daddy to five quirky, sweet and hilarious children aged 11-24.



Contact Kathy Gardner ([email protected]) if you have additional questions about the content related to this webinar.