Selecting Evidence-Based Interventions: Finding the Best Fit - Hawaii

8:00am - February 20, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest PTTC

Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA)
500 Ala Moana Blvd
Bldg. 5 Suite 200
Honolulu,, HI 96813
United States

Registration Deadline: February 17, 2020
Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]

This training is being offered in partnership with the Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii and Hawaii Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

Workshop Description

Prevention leaders are dedicated to improving the health of their communities through effective strategies to reduce substance misuse and its related consequences. Perhaps the most critical decisions prevention staff weigh are what interventions to implement, typically with limited resources. Through participation in this full day, in-person workshop, attendees will learn to identify and critically examine interventions that are not just effective but that closely align with their unique community conditions and organizational strengths, with minimal or no adaptations needed!


Workshop Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify multiple sources of information to help locate evidence-based interventions
  • Differentiate between interventions that are a strong versus poor fit for their community
  • Describe the continuum of evidence of effectiveness



Prevention professionals who are currently working in prevention and play a role in determining which programs, practices and policies their agency, organization, or coalition implements. If you currently work with a data analyst or evaluator, we strongly encourage you to invite them to participate as well.


Date and Time

February 20, 2020, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please plan to arrive between 7:30 – 7:45 to sign-in



Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA)
500 Ala Moana Blvd, Bldg. 5 Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96813


Cost: Free!

Registration closes on February 17, 2020. Space is limited.


Continuing Education Hours

Participants completing this workshop will earn certificates of participation for 6.5 hours that they
can submit to their state certification board to meet certification or recertification requirements.



Michelle Park, CPS. Michelle Park is originally from New Mexico, of the Laguna and Navajo
Tribes and has made Hawaii home since 2003. She started with the Coalition for a Drug-Free
Hawaii (CDFH) in March 2004. Upon starting with the CDFH, her initial project was a
coordinator for an Underage Drinking Project. Michelle is currently a Program Manager,
Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), and consultant/trainer. Her professional background prior
to Hawaii includes conducting health education and prevention research programs at the
University of New Mexico. She has conducted substance abuse prevention training and
supports community prevention efforts as a consultant. Michelle currently facilitates direct
service program outreach with youth, families and communities. She has worked with a variety
of community, state, and regional partners to consciously resonate cultural approaches with
youth programs, community coalitions, and local families. Her work experience demonstrates a
variety of skills that emphasizes conducting effective prevention programs while building drugfree
communities using a grassroots approach.

Alyssa O’Hair, MPH, MA, CPS. Alyssa O’Hair is a Senior Manager, Workforce Development at
the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of
Nevada, Reno (UNR). With over 10 years of experience providing training and technical
assistance, she currently serves as the Project Director for the Pacific Southwest Prevention
Technology Transfer Center, which aims to build the skills of the substance abuse prevention
workforce. Alyssa has extensive subject matter knowledge in training and technical assistance
provision; public health approach for prevention; community needs assessments; data-driven
decision-making; and evaluation design and methodology.