February 16, 2018 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention Deb Heffner said that the biggest takeaway overall was “the affirmation of how critical prevention is. Drug abuse and addiction cost our country billions of dollars. If we can invest in evidence-based prevention programming on the upfront, we will not only save individuals and families, but also save a significant amount of money.”
December 1, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights of our year. The Public Policy Institute’s prevention team has been working hard to promote the positive message that preventing negative behaviors is far more effective and beneficial than trying to stop them once they’ve taken hold.
November 17, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention It may seem like trying to promote substance abuse prevention during a deadly drug epidemic is a no-win task, with few successes to document. But no matter how dispiriting it may be at times, there is a tested approach to promoting substance abuse prevention, especially by forming coalitions to maximize one’s reach.
October 20, 2017 | by Lisa Kaiser | Prevention If you don’t work in public health, you probably assume that teens’ use of drugs and alcohol is simply part of growing up—and you aren’t aware of how costly it can be.
October 10, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention While I certainly left with some wonderful ideas and problem-solving techniques to bring back to Milwaukee, I also left with a reinvigorated sense of purpose and focus that will hopefully translate into a wonderful year for MCSAP.
September 25, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce that we will soon release the Request for Proposals for the Stay Strong MKE Alcohol and Substance Use Prevention grant for 2018. Stay Strong MKE projects prevent alcohol and other drug use and misuse among youth by embodying the principles of Positive Youth Development and using a trauma-informed approach to programming implementation.
August 24, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention Naughty Bags, the new line of condoms distributed by Diverse & Resilient, are intended to appeal to young people who perhaps don’t feel comfortable obtaining and using condoms in traditional, dull, clinical wrapping. They’ve got humorous names as well as comical graphics.
August 1, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute | Policy Each year the Public Policy Institute welcomes interns to work with us and learn how to be advocates for healthy change. This summer, we’ve been lucky to have three outstanding interns working on opioid policy, tobacco disparities, and fund development. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll achieve next.