Upcoming Events

Event Title Description Event Date/Time
Call to Action - Dismantling Pipelines That Harm Youth

This workshop is the third in a series from Citizens for Juvenile Justice. The first two – School to Prison Pipeline and Trauma to Prison Pipeline – educated attendees on how systems designed to educate and support children instead often exacerbate their trauma and drive them towards formal system involvement and negative life outcomes.

This Third Installment – Call To Action: Dismantling Pipelines That Harm Youth – will focus on how each person, now informed on the existence and harm caused by the school and trauma to prison pipeline, can create change to address these harms from their personal and professional role.

July 29, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm
Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach with Events of Escalation

Among individuals experiencing homelessness, there is a high prevalence of complex trauma, chronic health conditions, and serious mental illness. Trauma, compounded with acute health conditions, often impacts an individual’s ability to manage their distress. Join SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center as our panelists explore using trauma-informed, compassionate, and respectful de-escalation techniques when aiding participants and staff during and after events of escalation.

July 29, 2021
3:00 - 4:30pm
Transforming White Organizational Culture

This workshop will help you identify characteristics of white organizational culture, understand how it operates in your organization, examine remedies to offset its negative impact, and transform your organization to be truly diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI).

August 4, 11 & 18, 2021 (7-9PM Eastern)

August 4 - 18, 2021
7:00 - 9:00pm
Trauma Support for Schools Summit

Join Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis for a Summit for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who support PreK-12 educators and students experiencing trauma.

The two day event will run from 11:00AM - 4:00PM EDT daily.

August 16 - 17, 2021
11:00am - 4:00pm
Social Norms 3-Part Series: Webinar 2: Introduction to Positive Community Norms

Learn the essential seven steps for planning, building, and evaluating a Positive Community Norms intervention. Participants will be provided seven 10-minute videos to watch as “homework” before attending this 90-minute interactive discussion that will provide plenty of time for real time questions and answers.

August 16, 2021
12:00 - 1:30pm
2021 Virtual NPN Conference

The purpose of the National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference is to highlight the latest research in the substance use prevention field. It provides a forum for prevention professionals, coalition leaders, researchers, and federal partners to share research, best practices and promising evaluation results for the purpose of integrating research into prevention practice.

August 24 - 26, 2021
All day
Cultural Humility as a Methodology for Collaborating with Massachusetts Native Communities

The training team will present an interactive program that integrates best practices and principles regarding training for cultural humility (Fisher-Bourne, Cain and Martin, 2015; Betancourt, Green and Carrillo, 2016), while communicating essential knowledge and nuanced understanding regarding Native communities in Massachusetts.

August 27, 2021
9:30am - 3:30pm
Live at the Virtual Barbershop: Supporting Black Students in the Classroom Register/Enroll

Join African-American male leaders from the sector as they explore the relevance of the U.S. education system to the needs of the Black community. Discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with creating an inclusive system that builds on all students’ capabilities, resilience and dreams.

August 27, 2021
2:00 - 3:00pm
Social Norms 3-Part Series: Webinar 3: Applying the Science of the Positive in Strategic Communications

This webinar will help prevention practitioners improve communications around substance misuse prevention in their communities with the Science of the Positive, a framework that promotes protective factors, increases healthy norms, and positively transforms community cultures. This webinar will provide attendees with new communication skills that can be used immediately to harness positivity and hope in their work and messaging.

September 20, 2021
APHA 2021 — Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness

At a time when it’s more important than ever for the public health community to share the latest science, best practices and lessons learned, we are planning a 2021 Annual Meeting that offers attendees the choice to gather in person or participate online. 

From increases in substance misuse and suicide, to reduced quality of life among older adults, the impacts of widespread social isolation are all around us. Public health policies and practices can help counter social isolation by strengthening social cohesion and connectedness. And we can showcase examples and stories that bring attention to hopefulness and connected communities and families to counteract isolation and despair. The time is ripe to highlight communities and initiatives across the country working to restore belonging, trust and connectedness and the emerging research and findings of how public health — working alongside other key sectors — can contribute to environments where healing, hopefulness and aspiration can grow.

October 24 - 27, 2021
All day
2021 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo

APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA.

October 24 - 27, 2021
11:00am - 3:30pm
Alcohol Policy 19 Conference

The 19th in a series of conferences on preventing and reducing alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies.

​The alcohol policy conferences are a series that, from its outset in 1981, has been a forum for researchers, community practitioners, and public officials to meet and exchange findings, explore evidence-based solutions, and consider adoption of policies aimed at minimizing risks associated with alcohol use. The conferences have been organized by governmental, non-governmental and private organizations over the years. AP19 is coordinated by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, a national coalition of local and state organizations translating alcohol policy research into public health practice and independent of commercial interests. Conference organizers can be reached by email at

The AP19 Conference is co-chaired by Dr. Timothy S. Naimi, Boston Medical Center and Alicia Sparks, Vice Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Abt Associates. The co-chairs are joined on the planning committee by Dr. David Jernigan, Boston University School of Public Health, and Nicole Holt, Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Texans For Safe and Drug-Free Youth. 

April 27 - 29, 2022
All day