National Prevention Week 2018

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National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. Mark your calendars! SAMHSA’s next National Prevention Week will be from May 13 to 19, 2018. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. The theme for NPW 2018 is: Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow . National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. Purpose of National Prevention Week The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to: Involve communities in raising awareness about behavioral health issues and implementing prevention strategies; Foster partnerships and collaboration with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to behavioral and public health; and Promote and disseminate quality behavioral health...
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National Prevention Week 2918. May 13 to 19, 2018

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National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. Mark your calendars! SAMHSA’s next National Prevention Week will be from May 13 to 19, 2018. National Prevention Week is held each year during the third week of May—near the start of summer, an important time for school, communities, and prevention professionals to re-focus on prevention! Adolescents and full-time college students most often use substances for the first time during June or July, according to SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data on adolescents and NSDUH data on full-time college students. The timing of National Prevention Week provides an opportunity for schools and organizations to host prevention-themed events before the school year ends, raising awareness about this important issue among students and their families. These are key periods of social transitions, a risk factor...
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Help Celebrate National Prevention Week

Help Celebrate National Prevention Week
National Prevention Week will be from May 14 to 20, 2017. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. The theme for NPW 2017 is: Making Each Day Count . National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. There are three primary goals of National Prevention Week: To involve communities in raising awareness of behavioral health issues and in implementing prevention strategies To foster partnerships and collaboration with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to behavioral and public health To promote and disseminate quality behavioral health resources and publications Why Does National Prevention Week occur in May? National Prevention Week is held each year during the third week of May, near the start of summer. Summer...
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