Pacific Southwest PTTC's Prevention Academy 2023

We’re excited to announce that the Pacific Southwest PTTC’s third Annual Prevention Academy will be held at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, CA, May 23-25, 2023! Featuring four in-depth workshops (you can pick 2!), keynote speakers, and networking opportunities, participants will leave with new skills and strategies to amplify prevention through a health equity lens.


Event Schedule 

  • May 23, 2023: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • May 24, 2023: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • May 25, 2023: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


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Participation and registration is limited to those working in HHS Region 9 to delay the initial onset of substance use and prevent substance misuse.

HHS Region 9 includes: 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.


Event Overview

Opening and Keynote Speakers

  • Ral Christman, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay, Land Acknowledgment and Cultural Opening
  • Captain Emily Williams, SAMHSA Region IX Regional Administrator
  • SAMHSA's Office of Behavioral Health Equity
  • Mayra Jimenez, Alcohol Action Network
  • Dr. Mary Roary, SAMHSA Chief Equity Officer 


Workshop Options

Workshop Option A: Equity in Action: Moving beyond Talk into Action
Facilitator: Nicole Augustine

Workshop Option B: Assessing and Building Readiness through a Health Equity Core
Facilitator: Albert Gay

Workshop Option C: The Role of Policy in Prevention in the Era of Commercial Cannabis
Facilitator: Scott Gagnon

Workshop Option D: Transformational Prevention Leadership through a Culturally Humble Lens
Facilitator: Carlton Hall



Continuing Education Hours

Prevention Academy attendees will receive Certificates of Participation with 19 contact hours that can be submitted to your state or jurisdiction IC&RC-affiliated certification board to apply towards Prevention Specialist certification or recertification. Certification board requirements vary, so be sure to confirm with your board that it meets their specific certification requirements. Partial credit is not available.


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Starts: May. 23, 2023 8:30 am
Ends: May. 23, 2023 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline
May 12, 2023
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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