Prevention CoP Resources

Welcome to the Prevention Community of Practice!

CoPs provide a forum for you to share your perspectives, explore solutions, connect with your peers, and take away insights to improve your practice.

This CoP connects substance misuse prevention professionals to: 1) increase knowledge of best practice; 2) build collegiality and professional mentoring; 3) improve communication between and within systems of care addressing substance misuse; and 4) promote recovery and resiliency oriented principles and practices.

Meeting Schedule:

Meetings are on the third Monday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM every other month.

Upcoming Meeting:

Syndemics and Substance Misuse Prevention
June 21, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 Join us to learn about how syndemic science applies to substance misuse prevention, and the specific steps practitioners and communities can take to use this approach to solve complex local health problems. The CoP will use a real life example of clustering problems recently discovered in one New Hampshire county to engage participants in hands-on exploration of possible causes and potential solutions.

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Due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions, all meetings will be held virtually until further notice. 

Prevention CoP Contact List

New Hampshire Prevention Resources

National Prevention Resources

National Mental Health and Prevention Resource

Past CoP webinar recordings and other resources and tools
Webinars 2021
Webinar: Syndemics and Population Health
April 19, 2021

In the 1990s, medical anthropologist Merrill Singer recorded a phenomenon he called the SAVA (substance abuse, violence and AIDS) syndemic, writing the issues are “not concurrent in that they are not completely separable phenomena. Rather, they emerge in the lives of participants in our study as closely intertwined threads, in the often tattered fabric of their daily lives.: Since then, syndemics science and research has underscored the importance of addressing complex public health problems through the context of other diseases and the social and economic inequities that fuel them.

Dr. Emily Mendenhall, PhD, MPH has authored several books and dozens of articles exploring the boundaries of anthropology, psychology, medicine, and public health. In 2017, she led a series of articles on syndemics in The Lancet that focused on how concurrent epidemics cluster, interact, and result from politics, climate, and society. That same year, she was awarded the George Foster Award for Practicing Medical Anthropology by the Society for Medical Anthropology.

Webinar Recording (presentation begins on slide 3)
Questions & Answers
Presentation slides


Webinars 2020
Presentation & Discussion: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): NH Resources and Youth Engagement – May 13, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: How Prevention Professionals Can Engage in Data-Driven, Public Health Approach to Motivate Action in Local Communities – March 11, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: Using a Data-Driven Approach to Empower Individuals and Communities: Strategies for Prevention Professionals – January 8, 2020

Webinars 2019
Presentation & Discussion: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Substance Use Disorder – Implications for Prevention, Part 2 – November 6, 2019

  • Presentation Slides
    • Overview of Key Points – (Julie Yerkes, NH Teen Institute)
    • ACEs, Impact of Addiction and Community-Based Supports for Youth (Monica Gallant, Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley)
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (Erin Pettengill, Lakes Region Community Services; Kerri Lowe, Family Resource Center of Central NH; Eric Adams, Laconia Police Department; Mckenzie Harrington-Bacote, Laconia School District)
  • Webinar Recording
  • Discussion Notes
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers

Presentation & Discussion: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Substance Use Disorder: Implications for Prevention, Part 1  – September 11, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Practical Approaches to Sustainability PlanningJuly 24, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Persuasive Messaging A Hands-on Workshop for Prevention Practitioners – May 29, 2019

  • Presentation Slides:
    • Update on Statewide Prevention Messaging Work (NH Center for Excellence)

Presentation & Discussion: Elevating the Field of Prevention through Connection and Shared Experience – March 27, 2019

  • Presentation Slides:
    • Elevating Prevention Through the Community of Practice Model (NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services)
    • Emerging Drug Trends, An Introduction (NH Center for Excellence)
    • Prevention Field Assessment Review & Discussion (NH Center for Excellence)
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers

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