Awareness

Tools for Advocacy: How to Contact Your Elected Officials

What is Advocacy? An advocate is a person who speaks, writes or acts in support of a person or issue. Practicing advocacy allows you to clarify your personal values and beliefs, use your voice about something important to you and help affect change. One way you can be...

Six Keys to Effective Advocacy

Voices for Prevention is gearing up for the virtual Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day event on March 9, 2021! We will join agencies from across the state to talk about the importance of substance abuse prevention with our state legislators. While this day is an...

Let’s Celebrate the Great American Smokeout

Contributed by Kinsey McMurtry, MPH “Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event.” This year on November 19, encourage others “to make a plan to quit, or plan in...

The Truth About Youth… Alcohol Use

On a typical Friday during the school year, social media lights up about the upcoming weekend events and parties. Word spreads quickly and plans are excitedly made. On Monday, stories are told of where students went over the weekend and what they did. Often, the...