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Prevention WebEx Notes

Upcoming Dates:

April 25th, 2017 1:30-3:00 PM MT Join WebEx meeting

Previous Dates


January 24th


October 27, 2015

July 28, 2015
April 28, 2015 - Marijuana Shatters


Prevention Data Sources - County

Prevention Data Sources - State

Prevention Data Sources - National

Additional Resources

Please take a moment to read and download: What is Community Benefit? A Primer for Prevention. This document walks through the ACA requirement for non-profit hospitals and how the prevention workforce can align with these activities.

The Prevention Resource Center would like to share three CAPT Toolkits on preventing prescription drug misuse and one SAMHSA toolkit on Opioid Overdose prevention. Please download your copies below!

CAPT: Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention


The 2015 Alcohol Perception Survey report completed by the UMT PFS evaluation team is now available!

Download your copy here! 2015 Alcohol Perception Report


The Chemical Dependency Bureau and the Prevention Resource Center partnered to develop The Montana Prevention Primer. This document covers a variety of topics and serves as a refresher or introduction to everything prevention in Montana.

Download a copy here! Prevention Primer


Montana Coalitions and Partners in Prevention - ArcGIS map, to access open link and then select View In: Map as seen below. You will be taken to ArcGIS website to view and interact with map.  

Prevention Mill Levy - Missoula Example and How-to Guide

  1. Preface and Background Information
  2. Timeline of Events
  3. Statement to Commissioners
  4. Calculating Tax and Related Laws
  5. Print Media Examples
  6. Missoula County Resolution

Factsheets for Montana


Montana Community Change Project

The Power of Media Advocacy

Alcohol Control Policy and the Blackfeet Reservation: Study of Attitudes Toward Alcohol

Unleashing the Power of Prevention Discussion Paper

Interviews on Seven Reservations in Montana: Prevention Is Everyone’s Business

Strategic Prevention Enhancement Planning Document - A Vision for Montana’s Future


Office of National Drug Control Policy

Marijuana Resource Center

  • Marijuana FAQ
  • State Laws Related to Marijuana
  • The Public Health Consequences of Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana is a topic of significant public discourse in the United States, and while many are familiar with the discussions, it is not always easy to find the latest, research-based information on marijuana to answer to the common questions about its health effects, or the differences between Federal and state laws concerning the drug. Confusing messages being presented by popular culture, media, proponents of “medical” marijuana, and political campaigns to legalize all marijuana use perpetuate the false notion that marijuana is harmless. This significantly diminishes efforts to keep our young people drug free and hampers the struggle of those recovering from addiction.

The Administration steadfastly opposes legalization of marijuana and other drugs because legalization would increase the availability and use of illicit drugs, and pose significant health and safety risks to all Americans, particularly young people.

This Web-based resource center provides the general public, community leaders, and other interested people with the facts, knowledge, and tools to better understand and address marijuana in their communities. This resource center will be regularly updated and expanded to address emerging issues, research, and prevention tools, and highlight successful local efforts to reduce marijuana use.

National Drug Facts Week

NEW DATE for National Drug Facts Week 2015!

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites you to participate in the National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) from January 26–February 1, 2015.

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse.

Get Involved! Work with local teens, schools, or community groups to organize an event or activity to raise awareness and offer teens real, factual information about drugs and drug abuse. Events can vary in size and length.

To help, NIDA provides a step-by-step event toolkit, including a list of suggested activities, and the popular Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths booklet to distribute at your NDFW events. All of these materials are provided free of charge.

NIDA staff can offer advice and ideas. Register early so NIDA can help you make your event a success!

 Register your event TODAY! — It’s easy

 Order FREE booklets: Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths

Life of an Athlete

June - October 2015: Montana preventionists are having a dialogue about the Life of an Athlete program and how it might work in Montana either statewide or within a region or community. These documents are being made available for the purposes of the discussions by Helena Youth Connections.

Athletic Director Tools

General Information

Parent Meetings


Coach Leadership

Student Leadership

Student Branding


Montana Prevention Coalition Communication Posts

Prevention Media

Facebook and Social Media Ideas

The Missoula Forum for Children and Youth gave the PRC permission to share some examples of their social media presence. Brandee Tyree and Leah Fitch provided us some examples of their Facebook posts. Please open the link below to see their examples, or visit The Forum Facebook to see more of their everyday web presence.

Event Ideas     

For Red Ribbon Week in Beaverhead County, Kim Martinell created easy materials to allow schools to participate. This included materials from as well as her own creative ideas she put into Ziploc bags for students; anti-drinking banners, tattoos, dog-tags, red ribbon bracelets, stickers, red nail polish, and many more. 

On Saturday, July 6th, the Gallatin County DUI Task Force partnered with the Montana Elks Drug Awareness Program for the West Yellowstone Hot Rod Run to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.  There are also examples of their prevention booth at events and a photo of the magnets and buttons they have to hand out.

News Articles

Print Media Poster Images