National Prevention Week (May 8-14th)

May 8-14 is National Prevention Week (NPW) sponsored by SAMHSA. The purpose of NPW is to provide a national public education platform to bring together communities and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. May 8th not only kicks off NPW but is also National Prevention Day. SAMHSA starts the week off with a free virtual conference. The website also has resources that communities can use to promote NPW and ongoing prevention strategies throughout the year.