Monday, November 30, 2015

SAFE Coalition Members Attend National Prevention Network Conference

The National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference was held November 17-19 in Seattle, Washington. The conference was two and a half days, complete with keynotes, breakouts, networking opportunities and a reception. The conference covered hot topics in the substance abuse prevention fields that include: Alcohol, Marijuana, Opioids and Prescription Drug Abuse, Workforce Development, and Substance Abuse Prevention and Collaboration with Related Fields.

Heidi Bainbridge at the
NPN Conference 
The conference hosted federal, state and local professionals from the substance abuse prevention field and related disciplines. By participating in the NPN Conference, the SAFE Coalition members had access to approximately 800 participants that included: prevention providers, school personnel, government agency representatives and directors, law enforcement personnel, policy makers, coalition leaders and members, counselors, health education specialists, social workers, and high school students.

The purpose of the conference was to highlight the latest research in the substance abuse prevention field. It provided a forum for prevention professionals, coalition leaders, researchers, and federal partners to share research, best practices and promising evaluation results for the purpose of integrating research into prevention practice.

The SAFE Coalition participants came home, revved up and ready to implement new ideas in prevention in Van Buren County, Iowa. For more information on the SAFE Coalition please contact them at 319-293-6412 or at

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