Prevention

Supporting a Smoke-free Gwinnett

Contributed by Laura Bracci, Community Advocacy Director, American Heart Association It was 2006 when the U.S. Surgeon General stated there was no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, yet many people in Gwinnett are still exposed in their workplaces and public...

Celebrate National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is March 22-28, 2021. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs! You can learn more about this via the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). There are...

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...

Preventing Cancer by Avoiding Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing cancer and what we can do to help prevent it. According to the American Association for Cancer Research, “research has shown that...

Mark Your Calendar: Planning Your 2021 Prevention Projects Made Easy

As we dive into 2021, we look forward to seeing the many projects our Youth Action Teams will complete this year! Below, we have provided a timeline of prevention-related cause awareness months, weeks and days to help you plan timely and relevant projects and events....