National Prevention Week with the New England PTTC (HHS Region 1) - May 9 -15, 2021

April 15, 2021

What is National Prevention Week (NPW)?




National Prevention Week (NPW) is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness and action around substance use prevention and the promotion of positive mental health. This year, this national initiative, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will take place May 9 to 15.

Join the New England PTTC as we provide webinars and resources related to the 2021 NPW daily health themes focused on pressing substance use topics:

  • Monday, May 10: Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse
  • Tuesday, May 11: Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse
  • Wednesday, May 12: Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use
  • Thursday, May 13: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-cigarettes and Vaping)
  • Friday, May 14: Preventing Suicide


View our Schedule of Events HERE!


Let's Collaborate! Get Involved with National Prevention Week (NPW)

NPW gives us an opportunity to strengthen our community prevention efforts by getting involved and unveiling new tools and resources relevant to the NPW five daily themes and build relationships with collaborative organizations; an effective strategy for prevention success.

We've set up some challenges to increase awareness about prevention, share resources, and better understand the development needs of New England. Join us in celebrating prevention! Learn more about the New England PTTC Challenges in support of NPW 2021.


Take the SAMHSA NPW 2021 Prevention Challenge: #YouthLeadingPrevention 

Each year NPW engages in a prevention challenge, and this year we are inviting community programs to reach out to their youth leaders to participate in this year’s NPW #YouthLeadingPrevention video challenge. Learn more about how to participate in the NPW 2021 Prevention Challenge.


About this event: This event was developed to address needs identified in HHS Region 1 (ME,  NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) to provide substance misuse prevention professionals with training related to SAMSHA's NPW daily health themes focused on pressing substance use topics . This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through the  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA),  SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03. 

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