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SAMHSA's National Prevention Week 2016

May 15–21, 2016

SAMHSA's fifth annual National Prevention Week (NPW) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, prevention of mental and/or substance use disorders. During NPW, community organizations across the country host health fairs, block parties, educational assemblies, town hall meetings, memorial walks, social media campaigns, outdoor events, and more. The 2016 theme—Strong as One, Stronger Together—recognizes that one person can make a positive difference in his or her community, but when we all unite together we can achieve even more.
This year, "Chicago Med" star, Torrey DeVitto, is the National Prevention Week Ambassador. Watch her in the NPW promotional video:
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Get Involved in National Prevention Week

  1. Spread the word to colleagues and others in your network about this important health observance. Use and follow the hashtag #NPW2016 to join the conversation about National Prevention Week, its daily health topics, or your passion for prevention and health.
  2. Watch the National Prevention Week 2016 kick-off webcast on Monday, May 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.
  3. Participate in SAMHSA's #NPW2016 Twitter Chat focusing on suicide prevention on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 1–2 p.m. Eastern Time, featuring Torrey DeVitto.
  4. Register for the National Prevention Week 2016 webinar, "Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: Changing Perception of Risk," on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
Visit the NPW website for more materials and information about National Prevention Week. Get involved, let your voice be heard, and #ChoosePrevention.

Questions about National Prevention Week 2016?
Contact: David Lamont Wilson, National Prevention Week Coordinator
Phone: 240-276-2588 | Email:

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