The Role of Policy in Preventing Substance Misuse

The benefits of implementing community-level policy change efforts to prevent substance misuse are well documented: policies are sustainable, cost effective, far reaching, and can be a good complement to other individual-focused strategies. Yet policy work remains one of prevention’s most underutilized strategies, perceived by some as the purview of state and federal government, by others as off-limits due to funding restrictions. For those who lack formal training in policy development, going down the policy route can seem complicated, a little amorphous, and even scary.

This peer-sharing call is designed to help practitioners overcome these challenges. Participants will have a chance to continue the policy conversation we began in September during the two-part PTTC webinar series on policy development and implementation. Facilitated by the webinar presenters, the call will focus on youth tobacco and marijuana use, including vaping.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend the policy webinar series in September, or attended and would like to review, you may access the webinar recordings here:

 September 19 (Part 1):
 September 26 (Part 2):

We hope you can join us!

Starts: Dec. 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Ends: Dec. 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
December 12, 2019
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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