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 is a...
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