National Prevention Week (NPW) is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental health and/or substance use disorders. Each year, NPW includes daily themes to focus on major substance use and mental health topics.
2019 National Prevention Week Planning Guide and Resource Calendar
This planning guide and resource calendar will help you plan and implement your NPW activities. In addition to information on health observances and SAMHSA resources, the guide includes quarterly checklists, planning tips, and introductions to NPW's federal partners.
The 2019 daily themes are:
Monday, May 13: Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse
Tuesday, May 14: Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse
Wednesday, May 15: Preventing Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use
Thursday, May 16: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use
Friday, May 17: Preventing Suicide
To help promote NPW events in Illinois, SAPP Providers can submit local events here. Events will be promoted on the Prevention First homepage.