Prevention Coalition Affinity Group Series: Session 1 Sustaining Prevention Efforts


Please join us for a unique opportunity in a guided learning experience about substance misuse prevention sustainability efforts in the current environment. As a result of this shared learning experience, participants will connect with others who have shared aspects of their identity related to prevention. Many have had the same experiences working with prevention coalitions. By sharing these experiences in this forum we will foster the exchange of ideas that could lead to capacity building and retention. The multiple session affinity group is expected to generate new ideas related to sustainability that can be used to improve coalition outcomes. 

Session 1 will focus on improving sustainability efforts and participants will learn information relevant to building the capacity of prevention professionals to address these concerns and feel empowered to facilitate sustainability efforts.  




Derrick Newby began his work in prevention in 1997 following his work as a veteran's counselor and advocate. While working with veterans impacted by trauma, Mr. Newby was drawn to the field of prevention in hopes of educating fellow veterans about the impact of HIV and substance misuse to reduce the impact in the future. He quickly learned that the unique thing about prevention was that when it is practiced utilizing evidence-based prevention practices/theory it can have a wider than expected reach. He went on to serve as a Special Assistant to a US Congressman for 4 years where he gained knowledge about the administrative aspects of Federal programs and their impact on communities. After his tenure as a congressional aid, he went on to serve his community as the Program Coordinator in Arkansas for the Delta Region AIDS Education and Training Center for 15 years, facilitating the education of providers interested in increasing their capacity to provide comprehensive services related to HIV including testing and treatment. In 2017 he was selected for a position with the University of Arkansas Little Rock and served as a Program Coordinator with MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training for 5 years, helping to facilitate the growth of the prevention system. He has served on the Arkansas Prevention Certification Board since 2020. For the past twenty years, Derrick has worked in the private and public sector, in fields affecting public health, family enrichment, community development, and prevention. He currently serves as a T/TA Specialist with the South Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC HHS Region 6).




Starts: Jan. 25, 2022 1:30 pm
Ends: Jan. 25, 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline
January 25, 2022
Event Type
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