Effective Responses to Emerging Substance Use Issues: Applying Lessons Learned from Addressing the Vaping Epidemic to New Prevention Priorities: Webinar


March 25, 2020 



Understanding and evaluating past prevention efforts is integral to ensuring the success of future prevention. This webinar explores how to apply insights from past prevention efforts to current and emerging substance use trends. The webinar examines how to use current and emerging substance use trends to locate data sources, identify an approach to preventing misuse, and effectively implement prevention strategies in priority areas. 


Key Webinar Features 

· Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions, discuss challenges, and connect with other prevention professionals. 



Diane Litterer - Diane Litterer, MPA, CPS, has been in the field of public health for over 30 years addressing substance misuse and addiction. Diane has worked on local and state level efforts to increase smoke free environments and reduce tobacco use in NJ for over 20 years. NJPN has mobilized advocates including youth leaders and prevention coalitions across the state to educate policy makers on issues that impact the health of our youth and adults. New Jersey was an early adopter of the New Jersey Smokefree Air Act of 2006, which now includes e-cigarettes and was the 3rd state to pass Tobacco 21 in 2017 and most recently, was the first in the country to have all parks and beaches be smoke free in 2018. The Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ Initiatives is now New Jersey’s comprehensive tobacco control program which is led by NJPN on behalf of the NJ Department of Health. This project includes a youth engagement project, tobacco free college project and worksite project and continues the work for tobacco free multi-unit housing and point of sale initiatives. Diane works to foster collaboration, maximize resources and create healthier communities across NJ. 

Jessica Goldberg - Jess is a training and technical assistance specialist with nearly a decade of supporting prevention efforts at the national, state, regional and local levels, as well as an accomplished designer and deliverer of in-person and virtual trainings that address topics ranging from collaboration across health sectors to identifying and addressing health disparities. Her past experience includes serving as a community health specialist with the Massachusetts state technical assistance system, supporting communities in needs assessment, strategic planning and creating logic models to guide change efforts, and then with the Center for the Application for Prevention Technologies or CAPT, and now with the PTTC, where she works closely with states and community coalitions to adopt and apply data-driven prevention planning processes and implement evidence-based and promising prevention practices 

Ivy Jones Turner - For over 20 years, Ivy has provided organizational capacity assistance on health promotion and prevention in substance abuse, suicide, violence, injury, and mental health with nonprofit and community-based organizations, state and faith-based agencies, and school districts. Her capacity building skills include program evaluation, training and technical assistance in program design and implementation, organizational development, partnerships/collaborations, and grant management. Ms. Jones Turner is a Certified Prevention Specialist and holds an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.



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