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Published on September 20th, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

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National Prevention Network Conference

Vermonters shared information and substance abuse prevention strategies with participants from other states at the 30th National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference held this year in mid-September in Anaheim, California. The conference highlighted the latest scientific research in the prevention field, addressing alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and opiate dependence disorders. NPN provided a forum for prevention professionals, researchers, and federal partners to share best practices and promising evaluation results in order to integrate research into prevention practice. (Left to right: Ann Gilbert, Director of Central Vermont New Directions Coalition serving Washington County; Hilary Fannin, SAMHSA CSAP Prevention Fellow, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) Project Associate; Claudia Marieb, Vermont Department of Health Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant for White River Junction and Springfield; Melanie Sheehan, Regional Prevention Program Manager, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center; Jesse Brooks, Regional Prevention Partnership and Volunteer Coordinator United Way of Addison County; Sharon Koller, Coordinator Getting to ‘Y’ UP for Learning; Matthew Daley, Sergeant with the New Haven Vermont State Police; Amy Livingston, PIRE Associate Program Evaluator; and, missing: Bob Flewelling, PIRE Senior Research Scientist.


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