Identifying Needs and Opportunities for Collaboration
The Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
When thinking about engaging partners in efforts to prevent substance use and misuse, a few key players may immediately come to mind, such as parents and law enforcement. While these more traditional partners remain invaluable, today’s continually evolving prevention landscape requires us to think “outside the box” and reach out to new partners who can help us address emerging drug trends, access populations in greatest need, and extend the reach of our prevention efforts.
The following inventory offers a comprehensive list of community stakeholder groups, highlighting the ways that these “non-traditional” partners may enhance your prevention efforts. The list has been divided into three categories of partners: health, state and local government, and communities.
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