Collaborating Across the Continuum of Care

Collaborating Across the Continuum of Care

Addressing the needs of individuals and families affected by substance use and its consequences requires the coordinated involvement of professionals from across the continuum of care—substance misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery. Yet, although these professionals share common goals, frequently see the same clients, and (more often than not) work within the same agencies, differences in training, perspective, and terminology can create artificial barriers to effective collaboration.

This webinar is designed to improve cross-sector collaboration, by helping participants recognize the inherent synergies in their work, and how they can better support one another and the people they serve.

Please contact us for more information on scheduling a webinar.



State and community-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and other public health professionals


1.5 hours

Learning Objectives
  • Define substance use, substance misuse, and substance use disorders
  • Describe the components of the continuum of care
  • List similarities and differences between substance misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration across the prevention, treatment, and recovery sectors
  • Identify potential solutions to common collaboration barriers
Training Content
  • What’s in a Name? Defining Terminology
    • Our evolving language
    • The importance of words
    • Defining key terms
  • Understanding the IOM Continuum of Care and Its Components
    • Continuum of care basics
    • Navigating across the continuum of care
  • Collaborating Across the IOM Continuum of Care
    • Understanding the connections
    • Identifying opportunities for collaboration