Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Celebrates Prevention Week 2022 – Benzinga – Press Release

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Events for communities to come together to celebrate their successes and advocate for prevention

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA), a private non-profit whose mission is to reimagine prevention, advocate for equity and critical resources, and share best and promising practices, is proud to announce PA Prevention Week taking place May 8 to 14, 2022. The effort — part of National Prevention Week (NPW) hosted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — is an annual public education platform bringing together communities and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

“PA Prevention Week aims to promote prevention year-round,” says Jeff Hanley, CPA Executive Director.

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. Throughout the week events will encourage and equip individuals and prevention specialists to advocate in their communities for the importance of primary prevention programs, PA Youth Survey, policies, and practices to prevent substance use issues. Providers and coalitions will be provided with tools and resources to plan and implement local advocacy or community events in-person or virtually.

“PA Prevention Week aims to promote prevention year-round,” says Jeff Hanley, CPA Executive Director. “Prevention happens in all of our communities, and we are asking prevention professionals, organizations, and coalitions to use this week to advocate for their programming, recognize local prevention partners and champions, and use social media to highlight their prevention successes.”

To assist with community led educational events, CPA has created a PA Prevention Week “Get Started Guide,” which can be accessed here:

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