NASMHPD Prevention Center's webinar on Substance Use Prevention and Beyond:  Examples of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions that have Successfully Adopted Broader Health Promotion Missions and Projects

Increasingly, community-based coalitions that were originally formed to conduct substance abuse prevention activities have begun to build upon their existing infrastructure in order to expand their focus to incorporate broader health promotion topics that have surfaced as priorities for those communities.  This webinar highlights some of the successful work that has been generated from this type of expansion.  Rick Hendy discusses a very well-received collaborative effort on the part of the mental health and substance abuse units of the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to provide funding to existing community anti-drug coalitions to address the topic of youth suicide prevention.  Subsequently, Cheryl Guthier describes some of the work (including healthy parenting and positive relationships) that have been supported via her Reading, PA anti-drug coalition that have served both to strengthen the coalition and to serve a broader set of needs in the local community.


  • Rick Hendy, LCSW, Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health;
  • Cheryl Guthier, Executive Director, Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County

Date of webinar: July 17, 2013

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For questions or additional information about the webinar, please contact Pat Shea, Deputy Director, Office of Technical Assistance, NASMHPD.