Strengthening Data Collection Efforts to Respond to Emerging Prevention Priorities Webinar


May 18, 2020



Data collection is an integral part of identifying patterns of substance misuse in communities and informing prevention priorities. This webinar explores tools and strategies for collecting community level data and includes information on the benefits of implementing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool for visually depicting “hot spots” to inform prevention activities and stakeholder engagement. 


Key Topics 

  • Explore tools and strategies for data collection and identification 
  • Using GIS technology for data collection



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.

Cory Morton – Cory is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. His research investigates the community context of substance use—whether structural features of neighborhoods, such as access to substance use services lessen substance related harms. Cory’s role on the PTTC is to coordinate the special focus on geospatial applications, providing webinars and technical assistance on using mapping to determine community need or to evidence change.

Clare Neary – Clare is with the Rutgers University School of Social Work Center for Prevention Science and is the current project coordinator for the Northeast and Caribbean Prevention Technology Transfer Center.  She has worked in the substance misuse prevention field for close to a decade, with a special focus on outcomes-based prevention and environmental strategies. Her work in the field of prevention includes focus on public health models include the Strategic Prevention Framework, coalition building, prevention training and technical assistance, and program evaluation.



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