Coalition Strategies


Coalition Academy 2018

Dr. Brian A. King of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PreventionFIRST! will host its one day behavioral health prevention regional conference on Tuesday, October 9 this year. 

"Celebrating Member Coalitions-Tackling New Trends With Primary Prevention" will be the theme for the one day event. 

This conference is designed to bring community members and prevention professionals together from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to strengthen coalitions and improve the impact of prevention in all local communities. 

The keynote will be Dr. Brian A. King who serves as the Deputy Director for Research Translation, Office on Smoking and Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. Dr. King will also be providing a workshop in addition to his keynote on the topic of vaping/Juuling and its impact on youth, policy and programs and how universal prevention strategies can be implemented to curtail this drug trend. 

Keynote Topic: "Emerging Issues in Tobacco Control: The Rise of Electronic Products and Implications for Policy, Planning and Practice"

Breakout Presentation: "Hot Topics in Tobacco Prevention and Control: A Deeper Dive Into Electronic Tobacco Products"

Join us on October 9 at the Great Wolf Lodge, 2501 Great Wolf Dr., Mason, OH 

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Registration Cost: $40 PF! Member Coalitions; $60 General Public

Register here:

Credential hours to be offered: CHES for public health professionals and CEUS for prevention and other related professionals.

Other confirmed workshops include: 

  • T21 Campaign- Raising the legal age to 21 for tobacco use
  • Prevention outreach to the Hispanic community
  • Person first language in addiction 
  • Ohio's latest gambling laws and gaming prevention measures
  • Medical marijuana's regional impact

New this year: Vendor opportunities are available 

Interested vendors please register here:

Contact: PF! Community Coordinator Flora Popenoe at or 513-751-8000 ext. 14