Leadership Development and Mentoring: Building the Prevention Workforce of Today and Tomorrow

October 21, 2020

An important aspect of workforce development within the nation's prevention workforce is leadership development. As demographics shift and members of the workforce enter into retirement, it is crucial to prepare and build the next generation of prevention leaders' capacity so we can continue to grow and advance the field into the 21st century. Meanwhile, current conditions are creating big demands on current leaders within prevention. Just in the past 5 to 7 years, our field has had to face the emergence of the opioid crisis, and now we find ourselves in the middle of a deadly, global pandemic that has dramatically changed the landscape and the context of where and how prevention can happen in our states and communities. Through needs assessments and engagement with regional prevention stakeholders, the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) has recognized this as a priority area within its region and has launched or collaborated on several programs and initiatives. Read the full article featured in the October 2020 Prevention Technology Transfer Center Post. 

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