Promising Prevention Practices: When, Why, and How to Implement

This 3-hour virtual training will explore why, when, and how we select and implement prevention strategies with emerging levels of evidence. The training will focus on building an understanding of programs that have emerging levels of evidence – often called “promising practices.”  We will discuss where to find promising practices, how to select the right one for your community needs, and considerations when implementing the practices. The event will be highly interactive, and participation will be required.



This training is best suited for substance misuse prevention specialists with an intermediate or advanced understanding of strategy selection, implementation, fidelity, and monitoring.



This is not a webinar. Participants will be expected to actively engage in the training, including the breakout room activities and discussions. Participants will need to be on camera with a working microphone during training. We ask that participants do not “Zoom and Drive” during the training.




  • Define the components of an evidence-based strategy.
  • Understand the difference between strategies defined as evidence based and those defined having emerging evidence.
  • List the factors that support the decision to select and implement strategies with emerging evidence.
  • Describe where and how you can find strategies with emerging evidence.
  • List how monitoring the implementation of strategies with emerging evidence is different than that of evidence-based strategies.




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. 




Photo: Shai Fuxman

Shai Fuxman, MEd, EdD 

Shai Fuxman, a behavioral health expert and senior research scientist, leads initiatives promoting the positive development of youth. He has extensive experience in social and emotional learning (SEL), school-based trauma-informed care, and substance misuse prevention. He also has expertise in program evaluation, cultural competence, and quantitative and qualitative research.

Through his leadership of the EDC-implemented Massachusetts Social, Emotional, and Behavior Academy, Fuxman provides training and coaching to help the state’s schools and districts promote students’ SEL and mental health well-being using a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) approach. As a Prevention Solutions@EDC training and technical assistance specialist, he supports state agencies and community-based organizations to implement and evaluate effective substance misuse prevention programs.


Photo: Kim Dash

Kim Dash, PhD, MPH


Kim Dash, senior research scientist, develops, evaluates, and promotes the use of evidence-informed public health interventions. A thought leader in behavioral and social health and published author, she possesses expertise in prevention and implementation sciences and program and policy evaluation. Dash has led over 15 projects addressing mental health, substance misuse, violence, and trauma. She leads the evaluation of a citywide initiative that fosters community resilience to address stress and trauma and is creating a tool to help colleges reduce drug misuse.

An expert in evaluation, Dash uses qualitative and quantitative methods to assess public health program and policy implementation and effectiveness. She specializes in evaluation capacity building and directed a national initiative that helped 500 community-based organizations design and evaluate innovative prevention programs for underserved populations.



The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: Nov. 30, 2023 9:30 am
Ends: Nov. 30, 2023 12:30 pm
Registration Deadline
November 30, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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