PREVENTION CONNECTION

April 2017

What's New in Prevention?

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMSHA) Announces National Prevention Week: MAKING EACH DAY COUNT

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 2017 National Prevention Week takes place 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 National Prevention Week 2017 is: Making Each Day Count.

As part of this special week, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is sponsoring a free statewide conference focused on best practices in prevention.  The keynote speaker is Anthony Bigland, Ph.D., The conference will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel, Cromwell, CT. 

For more information and to register.

Read the previous What's New in Prevention, CONNECTICUT'S OPIOID CRISIS: Prevention Strategies.