The nation’s prevention professionals play an essential role in helping communities address pressing substance misuse and other behavioral health challenges, including underage drinking, prescription drug misuse, and a surge in opioid use. It is critical that these dedicated professionals have up-to-date training, knowledge, and support so they can best serve populations in need.
To respond to this need, EDC has partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) to serve as subject matter experts on the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). The PTTC serves U.S. Department of Health and Human Services prevention professionals in Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
EDC is carrying out the following activities:
- Prepare the region’s behavioral health workforce through professional development
- Contribute to the design and implementation of a regional prevention workforce needs assessment
- Develop webinars, virtual meetings, and onsite training to disseminate best practices and build capacity
- Train prevention specialists as change leaders in the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment model to improve access to and retention in treatment
- The PTTC is building the capacity of hundreds of Region 5 prevention professionals.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS)