National Prevention Week (NPW) is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness and action around substance use prevention and the promotion of positive mental health. This year, this national initiative, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will take place May 10 - 16.
Main goals of NPW:
Involve communities in raising awareness of substance use and mental health issues and in implementing prevention strategies, and showcasing effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs
Foster partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to improving public health
Promote and disseminate quality substance use prevention and mental health promotion resources and publications.