People of Color Learning Community Session 1 Materials

People of color


This session introduces the purpose of the learning community and drafts a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis of providing high-impact prevention services in communities of color. Below is the PowerPoint for session one. A recording of this session will not be available due to the interactive nature of the delivery.




Albert Gay is a national trainer and consultant in the field of substance use prevention. He has worked with governmental agencies, as well as with Indiana University’s School of Public Health as an Education and Training Specialist and Research Associate with the Prevention Insights.  In this position, he coordinates substance use and HIV prevention strategies and training. Nationally, he has trained the behavioral health workforce, the United States military, and diverse population groups and community coalitions in the Strategic Prevention Framework. Locally, Albert was the coordinator for a Communities That Care coalition; and currently, he is the chair of a county council and a key stakeholder for a city-wide coalition (both of which are Drug-Free Communities Coalitions). Besides prevention, his other areas of interest include youth work, faith-based initiatives, mental health promotion, social justice, cultural competence, historical trauma, organizational development, and strategic planning. 


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