Module 1: Upstream and Downstream Approaches to Public Health

Pre-Session Learning Activity: 30 minutes

In-Class Learning Activity: 30 minutes



To help students define substance misuse prevention by distinguishing between upstream and downstream approaches and then applying these concepts through a combination of individual and interactive activities.


Learning Objectives

  1. Distinguish Substance use prevention from substance use treatment.
  2. Explain the shift from “downstream” to “upstream” approaches to public health



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