After many years under Erika Green’s steady leadership, the Community Prevention Initiative has a new Project Director. We are very pleased to introduce Lizzie Cayden! Coming to us from the Pacific Northwest, Lizzie has supported prevention efforts in a range of diverse communities. She is dedicated to advancing equity within (and beyond!) the prevention field. […]
Each May, SAMHSA observes National Prevention Week (NPW) to raise awareness about substance use prevention and positive mental health. This year, for National Prevention Week, CPI shared out resources to promote mental health, lift up youth-led prevention efforts, and celebrate the labor of talented workers in the prevention field. Access the resources here.
The Statewide Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Integrated Care Conference is returning for the first time since 2019 as an in-person-only event in Long Beach, California, from August 23-25, 2022. Join the California Department of Health Care Services for workshops and sessions on critical issues and trends affecting behavioral health prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery.
The two-day conference held February 7-8, 2022, provided presentations and panel sessions that shared new learnings employed to create and sustain prevention services, including new innovations and approaches to maximize prevention efforts during the pandemic and beyond. Sessions included information sharing from prevention practitioners, prevention partners, and stakeholders through workshops, panel sessions, and discussions. A third day was reserved for county staff only and focused on SABG county expansion efforts. Please see below for links to recorded sessions and resources.