Prevention Talks: Family-Based Prevention During COVID-19

YOU ARE INVITED TO: PREVENTION TALKS Prevention Talks is an open online discussion hosted by APSI with speakers who will explore some of the current issues and their potential impact on prevention research and practice.  Speakers will represent a variety of stakeholders in the field including prevention decision-makers at the state and regional level; prevention…

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Tobacco prevention use grant opportunity

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is excited to announce a new round of three-year Tobacco Use Prevention funding. In addition to funding tobacco, nicotine, and vaping prevention and cessation instruction, the RFP will include a brand new funding category, supporting community projects aimed at reducing tobacco, nicotine, and vaping product use among specific youth populations. The full RFP will be…

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Free 8/11 webinar: COVID 19: Using Health Behavior Change Theory to Communicate on Social Media

Hello, colleagues, Please share with students and professional colleagues—VCU’s MPH program is offering a free webinar on 8/11: COVID 19: Using Health Behavior Change Theory to Communicate on Social Media Registration is open in TRAIN.org (course ID 1092515) through midnight of 8/10. Details below: Lisa S. Anderson, MPH Director of Educational Programs Division of Epidemiology…

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Go Red for Red Ribbon

Hi folks: The Drug Enforcement Administration is currently planning its activities for this year’s Red Ribbon Week, which is a cornerstone of DEA’s community outreach and prevention support efforts. Red Ribbon Week, observed annually from October 23-31, highlights the importance of preventing drug misuse in our nation’s schools and communities and committing to living a…

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ATTENTION COALITIONS: Ensure Prevention Included in Future COVID 19 Legislation

  Ensure Prevention Included in Future COVID 19 Legislation   BACKGROUND/ISSUE                                                                                              May 5, 2020 Congress is starting to work on a fourth piece of legislation to address the issues due to COVID 19. The third COVID 19 Act, CARES, included $100 million for SAMHSA to provide to the states to address mental health and…

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Talking to Children and Families about COVID-19 – Join the Discussion on April 7

      NEW National Council Office Hours: Join the Discussion; Leave with Solutions How to Talk to Children and Families about COVID-19 Tuesday, April 7 from 3-4 p.m. ET With the challenge of discussing the evolving coronavirus outbreak with young children, youth and families, creating an open and supportive environment is paramount. Join us…

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PTTC – Pandemic Response Resources focused on Prevention

Please notice that the PTTCs have created a page on their website to provide quick access to Pandemic Response Resources focused on Prevention. You can access this page via the PTTC website (https://pttcnetwork.org/ )  or by clicking on the following link: https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/global-pttc/pandemic-response-resources   You will find Federal Resources and also Resources from the PTTC Network such as:…

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[Family Education Group] “Cannabis: Lighting up the World of the Cannabinoids” (Thur. – online)

Thursday 3/26  6:30 PM “Cannabis:  Lighting up the World of the Cannabinoids”  Dr. Tricia Smith, PhD, Biology Faculty, VCU **online** https://vcu.zoom.us/j/299427496 or call in  646-558-8656 and the meeting id is 299427496 (see instructions below)     In uncertain and chaotic times, resilient folks find innovative ways to support wellness.  Resiliency is a skill set, not a…

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