Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Approaches (Webinar Series) Part 3 of 4: Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Strategies (Webinar Recording)

Central East Webinar Series: Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Approaches
Part 3:
Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Strategies

Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MS

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July 18, 2019, 1-2 PM EST  |  View series page  |  View all Central East series


This is part three of a four-part webinar series hosted by the Central East PTTC that focuses on implementing evidence-based prevention approaches.

With the many substance use-related issues currently facing preventionists, and the often-limited prevention resources available, it is vital that stakeholders select and implement evidence-based prevention strategies to address them. This webinar describes and walks through the different kinds of evidence-based strategies, how to determine which strategies will be the best conceptual and practical fit for a community, and how to modify strategies during the implementation process.


  • Overview the extent of evidence-based prevention strategies that exist
  • Describe the key considerations for selecting a strategy to implement
  • Walkthrough the implementation planning process and how to appropriately modify evidence-based strategies


Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local level. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.

Emily Patton, MSEmily Patton, MS holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.

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