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:

 

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 2022

Webinar: Data Driven Strategic Planning: Agile Tools for Enhancing Community Outcomes
October 17, 2022
This CoP topic was selected by popular demand! Participants learned how to use agile tools and processes for developing strategic plans that are sure to improve community outcomes. Participants worked in teams and used a case study on youth vaping to construct an outcome-focused plan while avoiding the two most common pitfalls of planning: falling into the “Lack Trap” and “Jumping to Strategies.”

Webinar Recording
Webinar Slides
Planning map
Planning template
Case study
NH news article on vaping
Research article 1
Research article 2
CADCA article

Webinar: Where’s the Data: A Demonstration of the NH DHHS Data Portal
June 14, 2022

Knowing how to access reliable data in a timely manner is critical for successful grant writing and community health improvement planning. In this CoP, participants learned how to navigate the DHHS Data Portal (formerly WISDOM) including accessing key data and generating reports.

Webinar Recording
Webinar Slides

Webinar: Looking to the Future – Creating a Vision for Substance Misuse Prevention in New Hampshire
April 11, 2022

This CoP increased knowledge of best practices; built collegiality and professional mentoring; improved communication between systems of care; and promoted recovery -and resiliency-oriented principles and practices.

Webinar Recording 

Webinar: Recovering Together Café – An Interactive Conversation to Promote Well-Being
February 7, 2022
The last two years have taken a toll on everyone – causing all of us to be in recovery from something. This CoP meeting,
facilitated by NH Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center, engaged participants in self-reflection, peer-to-peer learning, and meaningful transformative conversation. Evidence suggests that self-reflection improves our ability to understand specific issues that can generate new insights and enhance workplace practice.

Recovering Together Cafes not only support someone who is in recovery but those who are family members, loved ones and allies of recovery. They focus on the domains of vitality which anyone can apply to themselves and their wellbeing. Participants also explored next steps in hosting their own café.

Webinar Slides

 

Webinars 2021

Webinar: Recovering Together Café – An Interactive Conversation to Promote Well-Being
February 7, 2022
The last two years have taken a toll on everyone – causing all of us to be in recovery from something. This CoP meeting,
facilitated by NH Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center, engaged participants in self-reflection, peer-to-peer learning, and
meaningful transformative conversation. Evidence suggests that self-reflection improves our ability to understand specific issues that can generate new insights and enhance workplace practice.

Recovering Together Cafes not only support someone who is in recovery but those who are family members, loved ones and allies of recovery. They focus on the domains of vitality which anyone can apply to themselves and their wellbeing. Participants also explored next steps in hosting their own café.

 Webinar Slides

Webinar: Using the Science of Hope to Mobilize Communities
October 25, 2021
Dr. Alison Roy, Psy.D.,  explored how social neuroscience and the science of hope can be used to sustain the resilience of a community. Building and sustaining resilience is critical to help manage and mitigate the effects of chronic stress and social determinants of health. Participants applied this science to their own role and organization to better understand how they can create a community of care that focuses on prevention and early identification of needs and services.

Webinar Recording
Slides

Webinar: Syndemics and Substance Misuse Prevention – Part 3
August 16, 2021

This interactive webinar engaged participants in “hands on” discussions using YRBS data and syndemic thinking to identify 1) who can impact the different factors that tie clustering conditions together; and 2) how to coordinate efforts across sectors to improve health outcomes.

Webinar Recording – Part 1
Webinar Recording – Part 2

Webinar: Syndemics and Substance Misuse Prevention – Part 2
June 21, 2021

This webinar focused on 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 used 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.

Webinar Recording
Slides
Data Sources

Webinar: Syndemics and Population Health – Part 1
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

Prevention Contractor Resources