Addiction Prevention Section

Purpose

The purpose of the Addiction Prevention Section of the Oregon Public Health Association is to act as a representative group of the health promotion and addiction prevention professionals, coalitions, and community partners in the State of Oregon. The Section advances community-based prevention throughout Oregon by focusing on five core principles: prevention best practice, leadership, professional development, community advocacy, and connectivity among prevention partners. The Section identifies the professional development and technical assistance needs of prevention professionals, and collaborates with the OHA Public Health Division to create and/or steward training, resources, and support for professionals working in the field. The Section serves as an influential voice in policy (local, state and national), programming, and funding with regard to the following prevention topics: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, problem gambling, sexual health, mental health and other related community health issues. 

Section Leadership

Co-Chairs: Abigail Wells, Cynthia Hillier


 

Upcoming Events

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) 
CANCELED

The OPHA Addiction Prevention Section is hosting the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) in John Day! The SAPST is a foundational course of study in substance abuse prevention. This four-day, in-person training prepares participants to move from prevention science and theory to practice using the Strategic Prevention Framework. 

The SAPST prepares participants to: 

  • Address substance abuse prevention in the context of behavioral health
  • Improve practice by developing a comprehensive approach to prevention guided by SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Reduce behavioral health disparities by identifying the needs of vulnerable populations and improving cultural competency
  • Sustain prevention by collaborating effectively across sectors to address shared risk factors and improve the health and well-being of communities in a cohesive way 


Questions? Contact Julie Spackman at [email protected] or 541-388-6619

RESOURCES

Learn more about the OPHA Addiction Prevention Section here