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

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Leveraging Systems Change for Substance Misuse Prevention

an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS)


Series Overview

This 6-week series 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.


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 Dates and Time

Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2024

12:00 pm – 1:20 pm Alaska
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Pacific
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain
(View in your time zone)


Capetra Parker

Capetra Parker, MPH, Prevention Strategist, Evidence2Success Project Director,
UW Social Development Research Group

Capetra supports communities across the nation as the Evidence2Success project director and coaches several CTC Plus communities in the U.S. She has also contributed to the workforce development of prevention specialist through training and curriculum development in diverse capacities. 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). Her work focuses on promoting system changes and cross sector collaboration. 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.

Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • Download and complete the Session 1 prep packet  before the first session on Wednesday, April 10th
  • If unfamiliar with zoom, View a 20-minute video tutorial before the first session
  • Attend each of the six 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

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 state certification board to determine if these hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this opportunity to others.

Registration Details

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

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others
Space is limited. Enroll now!

Cost is Free!



Please contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]).

Starts: Apr. 10, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Apr. 10, 2024 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
April 10, 2024
Event Type
Online CourseWebinar/Virtual Training
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