Workforce Development

Developing and maintaining a well-trained prevention workforce equipped to reduce the impact of substance misuse and related behavioral health problems can be challenging. With more than 20 years of experience operating national training and technical assistance centers, EDC knows firsthand what it takes to build a professional, well-prepared workforce that reflects the populations it serves.

We can help you:

  • Assess current workforce needs
  • Prepare practitioners to engage in a comprehensive, data-driven strategic planning process
  • Develop training programs that reflect current research
  • Define career pathways for practitioners seeking prevention certification
  • Deliver established workforce development trainings, such as the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) and Ethics in Prevention
  • Recruit new practitioners to the field
  • Design and develop sustainable training and technical assistance delivery