The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) SUD Statewide Conference will be held August 21-23, 2018, in Garden Grove, CA. The presentations will address a wide array of prevention, treatment, and recovery topics.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) will award approximately 240 DFC Support Program grants of up to $125,000 per year, up to five years.
The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, established in March 2017, released its final report on November 1, 2017. The report outlines a series of recommendations to the federal government for opioid prevention, treatment, overdose reversal, recovery, and research and development.
Research presented this month at the American Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults. The study found that young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol were less likely to achieve adult life goals, defined by the study as educational achievement, full-time employment, marriage, and social economic potential.
Join CA4Health and Dialogue4Health for three upcoming webinars on cannabis, public health, and public policy, beginning November 14th. The presenters will focus on equitable policy-making and provide real-world examples of these policies. Registration is now open for all three webinars.
If you currently use the CPI Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Consequence Data Toolkit in your work, this 35-video tutorial series will help you deepen your understanding and skills. The tutorial series is designed to support county Prevention Coordinators and others who use the toolkit.
We are pleased to share the training materials from the 2017 CPI Regional Trainings, held in Long Beach and Sacramento this summer. Hundreds of SUD professionals and community agency representatives attend the no-cost Regional Trainings each year to focus on core prevention topics.
The CDPH launched Let’s Talk Cannabis to raise public awareness about cannabis laws and safe use with evidence-based, easy-to-understand information. It includes FAQs and factsheets specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women, parents and mentors, and youth, as well as a Spanish-language section.
DHCS has released two new resources to support the counties’ transition from the CalOMS Pv data collection service to the new PPSDS (Primary Prevention SUD Data Service) data collection service.
The theme for the 30th Annual NPN Conference is “Rooted in Tradition, Strengthened by Science, Evolving the Field of Prevention.” California prevention professionals are encouraged to take advantage of the conference’s in-state location this year. The purpose of the long-standing NPN Conference is to highlight the latest research in the substance use prevention field.