Friday, October 31, 2014

SAFE Coalition Member’s Attending Iowa Prevention Conference

This year the annual Iowa Prevention Conference will be held in Des Moines on November 5th.  The conference is a statewide forum focused on substance abuse prevention and problem gambling prevention, while offering recommendations for best practices. The goal of this conference is to establish a meaningful dialogue among substance abuse prevention and problem gambling professionals by focusing on strategies and tools that can facilitate the development of a strategic response to the various challenges in the field. This event is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Department of Public Health, contracted agencies and grantees, and other service providers and stakeholders who are committed to the educational advancement of prevention professionals.

The conference provides attendees with practical, timely and relevant skills and knowledge; offers sessions that promote critical thinking and build partnerships toward improved practices; provides attendees with opportunities to interact with national and regional leaders and practitioners; strengthens the identity as a field united in its commitment to quality prevention; and provides attendees with informative exhibits to access the latest technology, products and services.  The Iowa Prevention Conference is suitable for substance abuse prevention specialists, health educators, problem gambling providers, nurses in a public or clinical setting, administrators, public health workers, civic leaders, and policy makers interested in substance abuse prevention and problem gambling. 

There will be two Coalition Members attending this conference this year.  For more information on the Prevention Conference or local prevention work being done by the SAFE Coalition please contact the coalition at 319-293-6412 or

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