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The Alcohol Action Network (AAN) is a project of the American Public Health Association and is a nationwide network of alcohol prevention practitioners and researchers engaging in alcohol policy issues in their states or local communities. AAN was initially established to address the shifting alcohol policy landscape at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and […]
Published: 04/08/2022
This series will focus on the importance of narrative in advocating for prevention, integrating issues of race and equity in comprehensive planning using the strategic prevention framework, and focusing on using the power of culture to promote wellness.  These sessions will be followed by a conversation about how folx are more intentionally integrating race, equity, […]
Published: 10/22/2021
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. This week (April 11-17), our focus is alcohol’s role in the opioid epidemic. Just this year, CDC’s Alcohol Program released a study showing that binge drinking is strongly associated with the use of other substances. To raise awareness about alcohol-related harms and the importance of alcohol policy safeguards, we […]
Published: 03/31/2021
The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery at the Health Care Authority has a scientific advisory group, the Prevention Research Sub Committee (PRSC). The PRSC is co-chaired by Northwest PTTC Directors Dr. Brittany Cooper and Dr. Kevin Haggerty. In March 2020, the subcommittee invited a workgroup of researchers to better understand the scientific evidence of […]
Published: 11/10/2020
The 2020 Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy engaged sixty-six regional leaders in the prevention workforce to identify and build upon their creative problem-solving strengths, strategic planning, and charismatic communication. The Academy's first four sessions braided leadership principles, Liberating Structures, and six research-based elements of effective teams and coalitions. Before each of the 1.5 to four-hour […]
Published: 10/20/2020
Between April 1, 2020, and April 3, 2020, the Northwest PTTC convened one-hour listening sessions with each of the four states in HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Sixty-one state and community-level prevention practitioners participated in the listening sessions. Each listening session included five open-ended questions: 1) What is a concern and hope […]
Published: 05/08/2020
The FY 2020 DFC Support Program's Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been released. For this fiscal year, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) anticipates awarding nearly $25 million to 200 new community coalitions. Please let your community partners know that if they are interested in applying, they can find more information here: New Coalitions (Year 1 […]
Published: 03/03/2020
Join us for a hosted reception and program to celebrate 40 years of evidence-based prevention science from the Social Development Research Group (SDRG).   Since 1979, the UW School of Social Work's Social Development Research Group has worked to understand and promote prevention science. Through high-profile research projects, its team of scientists and practitioners incorporates […]
Published: 10/07/2019
Read the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's summary of the Consensus Study Report: Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth.  
Published: 09/12/2019
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