The Value of Communities Talk and Other Federal Prevention Initiatives for IHE Professionals
(Higher Education Center for Alcohol Misuse Prevention and Recovery)
Presenters: Marion Pierce, Rich Lucey & Dr. Holly Hagle
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched its 2023 Communities Talk to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse, an initiative that focuses on alcohol and other drug misuse that negatively affect communities and our young adults. Since 2006, the initiative has provided prevention resources and planning stipends to thousands of community-based organizations, colleges, and universities.
During this webinar, participants will learn about the Communities Talk program, prevention resources and materials to reach college and university professionals, and how they can participate and host their own Communities Talk activities this year. Participants will also hear from other federal agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) about ways it is preventing drug misuse among college students through its programming like One Pill Can Kill public awareness campaign and other valuable resources for prevention professionals in the field. In addition, SAMHSA’s Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network (PTTC Network) will highlight materials and tools that can be used to reach your audiences at a deeper level.
- Learn how IHEs can participate in the 2023 Communities Talk cycle and host their own activities.
- Learn about specific Communities Talk prevention resources and materials for IHE professionals.
- Learn about preventing drug misuse among college students from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
- Learn about IHE prevention resources and strategies from the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network.