Leveraging Systems Change for Substance Misuse Prevention An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

Leveraging Systems Change for Substance Misuse Prevention

An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series


Overview and Objectives

This six-week Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS) offers an interactive experience for participants to explore the role of systems change in substance misuse prevention. Participants will examine capacities shown to enable evidence-based interventions to achieve and sustain expected results and learn how to incorporate these into their work. Trainers will share examples from their own systems change experiences and will highlight how leveraging leadership, communications, funding, and data can help participants to achieve their prevention goals. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.

By the end of the EPLS, participants will be able to:
•    Describe the importance of systems change to success in the field of prevention
•    Name four capacities necessary to create enabling contexts
•    Identify personal strengths and areas to enhance leadership capacity
•    Name at least two strategies to communicate the value of prevention to enhance system change efforts focused on prevention
•    List three resources available to complete the fund mapping process in their community
•    Describe why data systems are essential in prevention


Who Should Participate

Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.


Dates and Times

States & American Samoa:

Weekly on Thursdays: March 16, 23, 30  and April 6, 13, & 27, 2023
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Pacific
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Hawaii
11:00 am – 12:30 pm American Samoa   

Pacific Jurisdictions:

Weekly on Fridays: March 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14, & 28, 2023
10:00 am – 11:30 am Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 am – 10:30 am Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 am – 09:30 am Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 am – 08:30 am Republic of Palau

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Capetra Parker, MPH, Communities That Care Specialist, Evidence2Success Coach, UW Social Development Research Group. Capetra supports communities as a coach of Evidence2Success and coaches several CTC Plus communities in the Eastern U.S. Ms. Parker has co-authored journal articles about the implementation of CTC in urban communities through the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS). She has a special interest in empowering communities to employ strategies that address race, equity, and inclusion disparities. Ms. Parker earned her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.







Up to 15 hours of continuing education hours can be earned in this series. Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate of attendance for 15 hours. Participants who miss more than one session will not receive a certificate. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.


To Register

Register Here for Leveraging Systems Change for Substance Misuse Prevention, an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series



Please contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele at ([email protected]).

Starts: Mar. 16, 2023 3:00 pm
Ends: Mar. 16, 2023 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
March 16, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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