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Webinar: Funding for Primary Prevention
Prioritizing Primary Prevention - Innovative Financing Mechanisms and Successful Community Partnerships
Wednesday, September 3, 1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern Time
Community-based organizations and anti-drug coalitions promote the wellbeing of their communities. Primary prevention activities are important components of an overall strategy for wellbeing. However, challenges to funding, implementation, and sustainability of primary prevention interventions can be barriers to successful prevention efforts. This webinar is designed for community-based organizations and anti-drug coalitions. The webinar will present the challenges and solutions for funding primary prevention and examples of community organizations that have sustainable programs and partnerships. New opportunities from the Affordable Care Act and some innovative funding from private investors will be highlighted.
Two examples of successful coalitions and community partnerships will be presented. In Maine, the Five Town Communities that Care coalition has diversified its funding and become a major driver of community change. The Mental Health Association in Tulsa has developed a partnership with local schools to promote screening and early intervention. Both models will provide participants with concrete steps to take in their communities to work with other stakeholders to implement mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) prevention.
This webinar is aimed at community level stakeholders who are interested in primary prevention, including community-based advocacy organizations, anti-drug and other coalitions, local government (e.g., public health departments, school personnel), and civic and religious groups. The information may also be of interest to researchers, state and federal level stakeholders, and others who are concerned with promoting individual, family, and community wellbeing.
Presenters: Fran Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; David L. Shern, PhD, Mental Health America; Sarah M. Steverman, PhD, MSW, University of Denver; D. Max Crowley, PhD, Duke University, Center for Child and Family Policy; Dalene Dutton, MS, Five Town Communities that Care, Maine; Michael Brose, MSW, Mental Health Association of Oklahoma
Can't make it? The recording and slides will be available on the MHA website shortly after the presentation.