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Mental Health Update

July 15, 2020
Mental Health Update

MH Update – 7/15/20 – Health Equity in Prevention Training & Peer-Sharing Events

Addressing Emerging Prevention Issues: Building Strategic Partnerships to Improve Health Equity Online Series: Webinar & Peer-Sharing Call

A primary goal of prevention practitioners working to prevent substance use and misuse is to increase behavioral health equity—that is, to ensure that all community members have access to the same opportunities.

One important way to do this is by engaging partners in prevention planning efforts that represent, or have established relationships with, members of our communities who are traditionally under-represented. Strategic partnerships can provide access to marginalized populations and insight into the prevention needs of under-represented groups. They can help us understand substance use patterns that may not be captured through traditional data collection efforts, and the conditions that contribute to these patterns. They can help us develop the relationships and resources needed to identify and implement prevention efforts that are most likely to be effective and be sustained. And they can also help to ensure that our work doesn’t inadvertently exacerbate existing inequities.

This online learning series is designed to help practitioners cultivate and sustain these strategic partnerships.

During the webinar, we will explore the relationship of partnership development to health equity, strategies for identifying these critical partners, and approaches to building these relationships.

Click here to register for the webinar: Webinar, August 5, 2020

During the peer sharing call, participants will have the opportunity to share challenges and strategies for retaining diverse partners and building partner capacity to address emerging issues with a health equity approach.

Click here to register the peer-sharing call: Peer-sharing call, August 13, 2020

This series builds on the below previous NeC PTTC Events. To access recordings of these events, click on the webinar and peer-sharing call links below:

  • Effective Responses to Emerging Substance Use Issues: Applying Lessons Learned from Addressing the Vaping Epidemic to New Prevention Priorities
  • Strengthening Data Collection Efforts to Respond to Emerging Prevention Priorities

We look forward to your participation!

Questions? Contact Project Coordinator Clare Neary at


The following events are provided by National TTC Networks:

Virtual Learning Lab: Applying Prevention Science to Practice

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern (12pm Central/11am Mountain/10am Pacific)

The purpose of the virtual learning lab is to expand on the information delivered in the presentation, “Using Environmental Strategies to Reduce Substance Use”. The virtual learning lab will provide an opportunity for conversation between prevention professionals, guided by facilitators, to provide a greater level of detail and understanding into the key concepts of the topics addressed.

Anticipated Goals of Virtual Learning Lab: Increased knowledge transfer, increased network development, opportunities to trouble-shoot real life items.


Emerging Issues Around COVID-19 and Social Determinants of Health for the Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Workforce.

Jul 30, 2020 01:00 PM Central Standard Time

Click here to register for the discussion: Emerging Issues Strategic Discussion Registration

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, and the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network are continuing the strategic discussion on Social Determinants of Health (SDH) for the Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Workforces with a discussion on how to lead and engage in critical conversations around racial equity.

The 60 minute strategic discussion will be facilitated by panelists from the field to discuss emerging issues, strategize and share ways to address these issues, and identify key tools and resources useful to the field