National Prevention Week (NPW) is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. The observance brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together through local events to raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and mental disorders.
National Prevention Week (NPW) in May is the perfect time to remind your community about substance abuse prevention and mental health before summer begins. By hosting an event during NPW, you can help raise awareness about the importance of positive mental health and substance use prevention. View resources from SAMHSA that can help you plan, promote, and host a NPW event.
Links to resource:
- Visit the NPW SAMHSA webpage to learn more about the prevention week
- View the NPW 2018 Factsheet (pdf)
- Download a Customizable NPW 2018 Factsheet
- Watch promotional videos for NPW 2018
- View programs and strategies to prevent prescription drug misuse (pdf)
- Get ideas for hosting an event in your community (pdf)
- View tips from SAMHSA for hosting your event (pdf)
David Wilson, SAMHSA’s NPW coordinator