A cohesive and well qualified prevention workforce is necessary to implement evidence-based prevention in communities and at the state level. With prevention as an integral player, ORN developed a Prevention Interest Group, which includes the American Academy of Family Physicians; American Heart Association; Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America; Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network; National Prevention Network; and the Partnership to End Addiction. This committee is co-chaired by Holly Hagle, PhD, Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network and Pat Castillo, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.
Resource of note: The Prevention Interest Group was an outcome of a Prevention Thought Leaders Meeting hosted by ORN in 2020, which brought together 47 prevention professionals from across the country for a two-day meeting. Participants represented a variety of organizations, subject matter professionals, consultants and national prevention leaders. Meeting organizers produced a Prevention Thought Leaders Proceedings Report that provides detailed information about participants, goals and outcomes of the meeting, and challenges and opportunities facing the prevention workforce.