Activating Communities for Change, An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): 
Activating Communities for Change


Series Description

We know that policy work is important for creating lasting change, but how do we navigate and impact a regulatory landscape that can be confusing and at times fraught with hidden pitfalls? This four-session distance learning series offers participants with an interactive opportunity to explore the prevention and regulatory landscape in order to better understand the system, analyze the current state of laws and regulations, and work toward activating their community for change.  The series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion. 



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.



Session 1 – December 7, 2021
Session 2 – December 9, 2021
Session 3 – December 14, 2021
Session 4 – December 16, 2021



11:30 am – 01:00 pm Alaska
12:30 pm – 02:00 pm Pacific
01:30 pm – 03:00 pm Mountain
(View in your time zone here)



Mary Segawa, M.S.Mary Segawa, M.S., has worked in community and statewide prevention and public policy for over 25 years. Mary served as the Public Health Education Liaison at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) from 2010 to 2019 and recently returned to that position after a temporary move out-of-state. As such, she promotes public health policy in the regulation of alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco. Mary works with other agencies and organizations in Washington and across the country to coordinate prevention efforts, provide training, and develop resources. She was awarded the National Prevention Network’s 2020 Award of Excellence for her work in the field. 





Megan Moore, MPHMegan Moore, MPH (she/her) strives to create supportive environments for youth through policy and systems change. She coordinates youth substance use prevention programs in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State and has helped to mobilize a statewide coalition of substance use professionals to engage meaningfully with policymakers, called Prevention Voices WA.

Megan graduated with her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. Prior to her career in Public Health, she worked in the field of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for ten years. She learned that while individual behaviors are important to health, significant upstream factors play a large role in fostering a more equitable society.


Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • Download and complete the Session 1 prep packet before the first session on Tuesday, December 7th
  • If unfamiliar with zoom, View a 20-minute video tutorial before the first session on Tuesday, December 7th
  • Attend each of the four 1.5 hour live Zoom sessions in the series
  • Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities prior to each session
  • Use a web-camera and have the appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)
  • Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session since this is not a webinar series, and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills


Continuing Education

Participants who complete all 4 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 11 contact hours. No partial credit is given for this course. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.


Registration Details

Register for the Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Activating Communities for Change


Cost is Free!



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

Starts: Dec. 7, 2021 12:30 pm
Ends: Dec. 7, 2021 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
December 7, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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