Webinar: Advancing Community Prevention Efforts in an Era of Scientific Distrust


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Advancing Community Prevention Efforts in an Era of Scientific Distrust


Webinar Description

Advancing your coalition’s prevention efforts through this era of widespread scientific distrust can feel maddening! How do you respond when decision-makers insist that up is down and left is right? Together, we’ll explore strategies for determining your community’s readiness to engage with data and prevention messaging, and also consider techniques that will help to break down resistance to your work!  Our time together will focus on colleagues helping colleagues, so bring your voice and your wisdom!  


Webinar Objectives

  • Learn to assess your community’s readiness for prevention messaging and strategies
  • Consider evidence-based techniques and approaches for communicating through distrust of science
  • Avoid counterproductive messaging and make your case for evidence-based practice. 


Date and Time

Thursday, February 23, 2023
10:00 am – 11:30 am Alaska
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Mountain 
(view in your time zone here)



Prevention practitioners, allied health partners, and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).



Joe Neigel, CPP,  is the Director of Prevention Services for Monroe School District in Washington State, and he coordinates the Monroe Community Coalition as part of Washington’s Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative. His work is heavily focused on multi-tiered prevention, trauma-informed practice and school-based behavioral health integration. Joe’s print and video community guide, "Prevention Tools: What Works, What Doesn't," is distributed statewide and nationally by the Washington State Health Care Authority. Most importantly, Joe is a daddy to five quirky, sweet and hilarious children aged 11-24.



Register for the Webinar - Advancing Community Prevention Efforts in an Era of Scientific Distrust


Continuing Education

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours for participating in the live webinar. 



Contact Karen Totten([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]

Starts: Feb. 23, 2023 11:00 am
Ends: Feb. 23, 2023 12:30 pm
Registration Deadline
February 23, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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