32nd Annual National Prevention Network Conference

August 27, 2019 - 7:00am to August 29, 2019 - 7:30pm

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RTI's Phillip W. Graham will provide an NPN keynote on Wednesday, August 28th at the National Prevention Network's annual conference taking place in Chicago, IL from August 27 - August 29. This year's theme is "Building on Evidence-Based Prevention to Connect Communities" and will highlight the latest research in the substance use prevention field. NPN 2019 will provide a forum for prevention professionals, coalition leaders, researchers, and federal partners to share research, best practices and promising evaluation results for the purpose of integrating research into prevention practice. Stop by Table 13 and attend one of our presentations below to learn more about RTI's prevention work.

Keynote Presentation

Making the Case for Prevention's Seat at the Table: A Historical and Empirical Perspective
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Plenary Session 3
Phillip W. Graham, DrPH, MPH

Through the field of prevention science, substance abuse prevention and the implementation of related evidenced-based interventions grew tremendously over the last three decades. Using TED-Talk techniques, this session will weave an empirically-driven narrative of three interrelated topics that will make the case for prevention’s current relevance and future importance.

  • Act I (OSAP to CSAP) will discuss the challenge and promise of proving a negative (i.e., proving that prevention strategies stop use before it happens).
  • Act II (Keeping our eye on the ball) will present data to frame prevention’s role in addressing this crisis but also discuss the continuing need to address the misuse and abuse of other substances.
  • Act III (A seat at the table) will describe what prevention’s seat at the table looks like in practice in the midst of the opioid crisis.

Workshop Session

3I: Community-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Activities in Georgia: The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Project
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Workshop Session III
Elvira Elek, PhD; Darigg Brown, PhD, MPH; et al

Georgia’s Alcohol Prevention Project (APP) and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Project (ASAPP) support providers in communities to implement individually targeted and environmental strategy interventions to prevent underage drinking and other substance use. This workshop examines the project's impact on the community and describes barriers and facilitators of intervention implementation.


Learn more about our Opioid Prevention work.