Center for Prevention Action

Prevention Action Teams

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Action Team (RxPx)

The purpose of this area of focus is to identify and examine the conditions and variables that are indicators of the prescription/OTC drug abuse epidemic highlight prevention efforts to help communities understand and address the issue. 


Community Forum Mini Grants

The abuse of opioids, methamphetamines, and other prescription drugs has had a devastating impact on many Hamilton County neighborhoods and communities. Families, children, businesses, schools, and faith communities have all been affected. The purpose of this grant to build community engagement around preventing substance use/misuse and raise awareness about the abuse of prescription drugs.

A Call to Action - Community Forum provides a venue to bring all members of a community together to gain a better understanding of the impact of substance use disorders and how communities can work together to combat this epidemic.  

A Call to Action - Community Forum provides information on the following:

  • Getting individuals the treatment they need
  • Reducing harm caused by the opioid epidemic
  • Prevention opioid misuse
  • Cutting the supply of opioids

Problem Gambling Action Team

Gambling is defined as any betting or wagering for oneself or others, whether or not for money, no matter how slight or insignificant, in which the outcome is uncertain or depends on skill or chance.

Problem gambling refers to the urge to gamble, despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. This definition may also include the condition known as "pathological gambling,” a progressive addiction whereby a person gambles compulsively to such an extent that the activity has a severe negative effect on his/ her job, relationships, mental health and/or other important aspects of life.


Problem Gambling Action Team

The Problem Gambling Action Team convenes prevention and treatment partners in Hamilton County to assess, plan, implement and evaluate problem gambling prevention strategies and interventions.