National Prevention Week 2020

National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

NPW culminates in May recognizing the important work that has been done in communities throughout the year to inspire action and prevent substance use and mental disorders.

NPW is May 10 through 16, 2020. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

The theme of this year's NPW is "Prevention Happens Here." Please use the hashtag #PreventionHappensHere when posting on social media platforms.

Please visit ctclearinghouse.org/npw to view Connecticut-based resources and observances for NPW.

Be An RxPert Public Service Announcement Contest Winners

  • 1st Place: Our Superheroes                                                                                                                                                    Submitted by Emily Brown (20), Junior, University of New Haven                                                                                           
  • 2nd Place: Taking Opioids Takes Your...                                                                                                                                Submitted by Meghan Gorman (17) & Michael Loschiavo (18), Seniors at Jonathan Law High in Milford
  • 3rd Place: The Ones Affected                                                                                                                                                Submitted by Adithya Rathni (15) Freshman at Wilton High School