Who We Are
Board of Directors
PreventionFIRST! offers unpaid internship opportunities and currently partners with the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Health Education program (Public and Community Health).
Interns are interviewed and onboarded as a typical employee. Work experiences can include projects and activities in the areas of prevention research, community engagement, and implementation of prevention strategies.
For more information:
Nicole Schiesler, President & CEO
Currently, we have no available employment opportunities.
Our Prevention Connection monthly, e-newsletter is a great way to learn more about PreventionFIRST!
Mission and Vision
Our Mission: PreventionFIRST! implements best practice strategies to reduce the risk of behavioral health disorders.
Our Vision: All communities apply prevention strategies in every stage of life.
Robert C. Lesan III
PreventionFIRST! is an equal opportunity employer assuring equitable consideration of all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or other protected group status.
Engage with local coalitions and individuals
Help people find their role in prevention
Decisions/programs based on data and need
Long-term, lasting resource for the community
1. Ensure data-driven decision-making across all prevention initiatives
- 5% increase in students taking the 2022 PF! Student Survey
- All programs and grants have end-of-project evaluation reports
2. Support community engagement
- Develop one new coalition based on the 2022 PF! Student Survey or other local data sources
- One existing coalition advances to incubation status
- One existing coalition advances to independent development status
3. Implement evidence-based prevention by building and strengthening capacity across community sectors
- 50% of schools in our service region receive prevention training
- Increase media impressions by 50%
- Increase marijuana prevention funding by $25,000 to prevent teen use
- Decrease the past 30-day use of alcohol by 1% (16.6% to 15.6%) in 12-18-year-olds as measured by the 2022 PF! Student Survey by June 30,2022
- Increase the number of 18-20-year-olds who have never used alcohol in the past 30-days by 1%(15.3%to16.3%) as measured by the 2022 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA) by June 30, 2022
4. Increase prevention system infrastructure by providing training, technical assistance, and mentoring through the PF! TrainingHUB!
- 60% of professionals providing prevention strategies have attended a PF! training
- Increase the number of organizations contracting with PF! for technical assistance and/or training as a fee for service
- Increase the number of professionals mentored by PF! for the Ohio Prevention Credential
- Increase the number of organizations using PF! to provide continuing education hours (Certified Health Education Specialist(CHES) & Ohio Certified Prevention credentials
5. Grow organizational resources
- Increase financial support through fee for service opportunities, grants, foundations, and individual, current/past Board members, corporation, and organizational donations
- Maintain 18 - 20 individuals on the PF! Board of Directors through annual nominations and term renewal
- Recruit and develop volunteers who provide in-kind support to PF! programming
- Develop marketing strategies tools, and metrics that promote the organization