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Get Involved in National Prevention Week 2014

(3/14/2014)

Get involved in SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week 2014 – May 18-24, 2014!

National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. This observance is powered by communities nationwide that host prevention-themed events to:

  • Increase the visibility of behavioral health and the benefits of prevention
  • Provide a forum to educate the public
  • Create opportunities for networking and collaboration.

SAMHSA invites your organization to participate in National Prevention Week 2014.

  • If you’re already planning a community event for this year, consider connecting your event to National Prevention Week 2014. Capitalize on the momentum and exposure of this national movement.
  • Haven’t started planning your community event? It’s not too late! SAMHSA provides planning tips and tools to help you organize a prevention-focused event in your community.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Visit www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week to learn more about National Prevention Week 2014 and how you can get involved. The website is also a place where SAMHSA can promote your organization’s National Prevention Week event and highlight your year-round prevention efforts.
  • Get in the spirit: watch the National Prevention Week 2014 promotional video. Share the video link and spread the word!
  • Browse the National Prevention Week 2013 Participant Toolkit to start gathering ideas for your event. The 2014 Participant Toolkit is coming soon to SAMHSA’s Store.


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