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About National Prevention Week


National Prevention Week promotes the world we want to see—where prevention helps keep people and communities healthy and safe.

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Purpose of National Prevention Week

Each Year, Our Work Includes:

  • Involving communities in raising awareness of substance misuse and mental health issues, implementing prevention strategies, and showcasing the effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs.
  • Fostering partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to improving public health.
  • Promoting and disseminating quality substance use prevention and mental health promotion resources and publications.

Resource Sharing, Community Envolvement, and Partner engagement are all parts of national prevention week

A New Approach to National Prevention Week

In January 2023, SAMHSA launched a refreshed National Prevention Week brand that includes an updated logo design and a new tagline. While the team revaluated the goals and objectives of National Prevention Week to create the new brand, there was also an opportunity to reframe the approach to National Prevention Week. Learn more about the new approach (PDF | 191 KB).

Who We Serve

National Prevention Week is about uniting SAMHSA with dedicated individuals, communities, and organizations planning prevention initiatives and using our platform to showcase this ongoing work. We are stronger when we work together and are always looking for opportunities to partner with those on the frontlines of prevention to see where we can elevate future efforts.

Our Why

SAMHSA is continuously working to improve the prevention landscape. Shifting the National Prevention Week approach will better support our partners in prevention by providing evidence-based and accessible resources to facilitate collective action. We know that prevention happens year-round, and we want to highlight your efforts during National Prevention Week. By showcasing your work throughout the prevention field, we can confront the societal challenges surrounding substance misuse together while celebrating stories of prevention.

Our new National Prevention Week tagline, “A Celebration of Possibility,” is about communities coming together to celebrate the possibilities and brighter futures that exist thanks to the ongoing work of prevention happening across the country.

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Last Updated: 10/12/2023
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