Prevention Collaboration in Action

Prevention Collaboration in Action

Prevention relies on the active involvement of multiple players, working together to address complex problems. This training examines the value of collaboration with diverse partners as a strategy for expanding the reach, and deepening the impact, of prevention activities. Participants will learn how to identify opportunities for collaboration across disciplines; begin to practice the skills needed to build, strengthen, and sustain effective, cross-sector collaborations; and explore examples of successful collaborations.

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


Participants will receive a certificate for 6 hours of participation. Certificates can be submitted to local credentialing authorities for prevention certification or re-certification.


1 day

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the value of collaboration as an effective prevention strategies
  • Create a compelling prevention pitch for potential collaborators
  • Identify challenges of cross-sector collaboration and ways to overcome these challenges
  • Describe examples of successful collaborative prevention efforts
Training Content
  • Setting the Stage
    • Defining collaboration
    • Principles of collaboration
    • Why should we collaborate?
  • Collaboration Basics
    • Are you ready? Assessing readiness to collaborate
    • Analyzing existing partnerships and identifying new partners
    • Determining appropriate levels of involvement
    • Defining what we have in common
    • Developing an effective elevator pitch
  • What Does Effective Collaboration Look Like?
    • Beginning your collaboration: tips for a safe and satisfying journey
    • Recruitment, retention and member responsibilities
    • Decision-making models
    • Success stories from the field
  • Facing Challenges and Sustaining Success
    • How are we doing? Evaluating your collaboration
    • Managing group dynamics
    • Maintaining alignment of goals and activities
    • Keeping the collaboration healthy