Des Moines University

Prevention Along the Continuum

Wednesday, July 8 at 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Virtual Event

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PURPOSE

The Virtual Learning Series on Substance Abuse is a part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Division of Behavioral Health Initiatives that support prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders and problem gambling.

This virtual learning will focus on person centered planning for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions, specifically addressing brain injury, intimate partner violence, opioid use disorder and problem gambling.

For more information on IDPH’s initiatives, please visit YourLifeIowa.org.

SESSION DESCRIPTION

This session will take a deep dive into the role of primary prevention in the behavioral health continuum, the science that supports primary prevention, and lessons learned in the translation between research and practice.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the unique nature of primary prevention and its role in the behavioral health continuum. 
  • Identify the common touch points of preventing any negative outcomes in substance use, mental health, or related issues in individuals, families and communities.
  • Review the discussion paper published by the National Academy of Medicine "Unleashing the Power of Prevention" and list ideas for how to Unleash at the state level.

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