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:

Monday, April 19, 2021


Syndemics and Population Health

Featuring guest speaker, Dr. Emily Mendenhall

Dr. Mendenhall 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. Access an interview with Dr. Mendenhall about syndemics HERE.

Register now and invite your partners to explore how Syndemics science can improve health outcomes in New Hampshire. 

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 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

Prevention Contractor Resources