Coalition Strategies


Coalition Academy 2018

Opening remarks at Coalition Academy 2018- Great Wolf Lodge

PreventionFIRST! hosted its one day behavioral health prevention regional conference on October 9 this year. 

The theme for the event was "Celebrating Member Coalitions-Tackling New Trends With Primary Prevention."

The 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. CHES hours for public health professionals and prevention CEUS were available for the event. 

The keynote was 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 provided a keynote address and breakout workshop session on the topic of vaping/Juuling, 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"

Powerpoint Available Here

Other workshop materials made available from presenters:

How Words Create Stigma- Changing the Language of Addiction and Mental Illness

Powerpoint Available Here

Implementing Prevention with Hard to Reach Communities

Powerpoint Available Here

T21 Tobacco Campaign- Raising the Legal Age for Tobacco Use to 21

Powerpoint Available Here

Prevention Outreach to the Hispanic Community

Powerpoint Available Here