2014 National Prevention Week Podcasts

National Prevention Week is May 18-23.

This year, APHA partners with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to spread the word on the importance of prevention. Listen to a few podcasts that feature experts from both APHA and SAMHSA. All interviews were conducted by APHA staff member Nathan Bhatti.

National Prevention Week Day 2: Prevention of Underage Drinking
In this special 2014 National Prevention Week episode, APHA interviews Robert Vincent, public health adviser for SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention about the prevention of underage drinking.

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National Prevention Week Day 3: Prescription Drug Abuse
In this special 2014 National Prevention Week episode, APHA interviews Marcia Lee Taylor, senior vice president for government affairs at Partnership for Drug-free Kids, and Mighty Fine, deputy director of the Center for Professional Development and Partnership at APHA about the consequences and prevention of prescription drug abuse.

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National Prevention Week Day 6: Promotion of Mental Health
In this special 2014 National Prevention Week episode, APHA interviews Wendie Veloz, public health adviser for SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services, and Louis Graham, assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, about the significance of mental health and accessible mental health services.

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For more information about National Prevention Week, visit SAMHSA online.