Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA):
The mission of CADCA is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.
The National Family Partnership (NFP):
The NFP sponsors The Lock Your Meds® campaign to combat prescription drug abuse among youth. The target audience for Lock Your Meds® is 20-80-year-old adults, with the primary focus on keeping prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals away from drug abusers. Many adults may be unwitting suppliers and by making adults aware of the problem we can curb the abuse by others.
National Family Partnership: nfp.org/
Lock Your Meds Campaign: nfp.org/lym/
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):
The NIDA has a mission to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
Strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved.
Ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder.
National Poison Prevention Week:
On September 26, 1961, the 87th United States Congress passed a joint resolution (Public Law 87-319) requesting that the President of the United States proclaim the third week of March National Poison Prevention Week. On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy responded to this request and proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week. The first National Poison Prevention Week was therefore observed in March 1962.
National Prevention Week:
National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental health and/or substance use disorders.
The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to:
Involve communities in raising awareness about behavioral health issues and implementing prevention strategies;
Foster partnerships and collaboration with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to behavioral and public health; and
Promote and disseminate quality behavioral health resources and publications.
National Prevention Week (https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week) is sponsored by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS):
The ODMHSAS is responsible for providing services to Oklahomans who are affected by mental illness and substance abuse. The ODMHSAS was established through the Mental Health Law of 1953.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP):
The ONDCP works to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of U.S. drug policy. It is a component of the Executive Office of the President and was created by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The ONDCP Director is the principal advisor to the President on drug control issues. ONDCP coordinates the drug control activities and related funding of 16 Federal Departments and Agencies.
OK, I'm Ready:
OK, I'm Ready is a campaign sponsored by ODMHSAS. OK, I’m Ready has up-to-date information concerning the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma.
Learn more about OK, I'm Ready here by clicking here:
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH):
The NSDUH provides up-to-date information on tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, mental health, and other health-related issues in the United States.
The NSDUH began in 1971 and is conducted every year in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This year almost 70,000 people will be interviewed for this important study. Information from NSDUH is used to support prevention and treatment programs, monitor substance use trends, estimate the need for treatment and inform public health policy.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS):
The YRBSS monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including:
Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence;
Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection;
Alcohol and other drug use;
Unhealthy dietary behaviors; and
Inadequate physical activity.
The YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.
The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps:
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. We believe America can become a nation where getting healthy, staying healthy, and making sure our children grow up healthy are top priorities. We have a vision of an America where we all strive together to build a national Culture of Health that enables all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives, now and for generations to come.
The goals of the program are to:
Build awareness of the multiple factors that influence health;
Provide a reliable, sustainable source of local data and evidence to communities to help them identify opportunities to improve their health;
Engage and activate local leaders from many sectors in creating sustainable community change; and
Connect and empower community leaders working to improve health.
Oklahoma County Health Rankings: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/oklahoma/2017/overview
WMPN provides numerous opportunities for you to get up and get physically—not just mentally—involved in prevention. Check out our Training or Coalition pages to discover classes and meetings you can attend and learn how you can be involved in prevention efforts in your community.