Resource Library

Search our resource library to access a wealth of information to support your substance misuse prevention efforts. Use the drop down menus to search by resource type and/or prevention topic, or type a keyword into the search bar. New resources added regularly!

Resource Title Description Resource Type
Health Equity and Prevention Primer

The Health Equity and Prevention Primer (HEPP) is a web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in achieving health, safety, and health equity through policy advocacy, community change, and multi-sector engagement.

Health Equity Guide

This website is structured around a set of strategic practices that health departments can apply to more meaningfully and comprehensively advance health equity. Over and over, more health departments are asking “What are the strategic steps we can take to advance health equity at our health department?” This resource showcases success stories from across the United States to answer this question.

Health Equity Policy Framework

This Health Equity Policy Framework is designed to provide a guide to the MPHA board, Policy Council, staff, and partners to operationalize the mission and vision to achieve health equity in Massachusetts.

Health Equity Tracker

Explore, learn, and share this tracker! This tracker was built to be a scalable data visualization solution that has the ability to ingest large data sets and identify missing gaps of data that may result in inequities for marginalized communities.

History UnErased

History UnErased is an education non-profit bringing life-affirming, life-changing, and life-saving LGBTQ history into the mainstream curriculum. We are the first and only organization entirely dedicated to providing K-12 schools with the curriculum and training they need to teach LGBTQ-inclusive, intersectional history, and our curriculum is aligned with every K-12 state framework for a more complete, complex, and empowering story of America.

How Crisis Assessment and Intervention When Trauma Strikes: A Five Step Approach to Foster Hope

This skills-based training is appropriate for clinicians, educators, healthcare professionals, and graduate students representing various disciplines. Please note: Due to the nature of this training, sessions will not be recorded so live participation is needed from registrants.

In four training sessions, we will examine facilitated conversations in a range of organizational contexts, driven by different content areas such as administration and leadership, conflict resolution, teambuilding, responses to traumatic events, and wellness, among others. Participants will:

  1. Receive exposure to a five-step approach to facilitation of safe and effective assessments and interventions with individuals and groups experiencing trauma and intensive interpersonal stress.
  2. Consider ways in which trauma and interpersonal stress impact them personally, professionally, and organizationally.
  3. Reflect upon the influence of age, culture, development, ethnicity, gender, race, sexuality, spirituality, and responses to trauma in their work with clients, communities, and colleagues.
  4. Utilize the group as a laboratory for learning, personal growth, and professional support.
How Health Departments Can Address Police Violence as a Public Health Issue: Recommendations and Specific Actions for Health Departments to Take to Help End Police Violence

Owing to the collective work of movement builders and advocates, the field of public health has begun to reckon with the longstanding and well documented health impacts of policing and incarceration. This resource includes 5 recommendations and specific actions for health departments to take to help end police violence.

How to Conduct a Thorough Literature Search

Sometimes prevention practitioners cannot find a program, policy, or practice that is an acceptable fit for their community on a federal registry or searchable database. The next best place to look is in the peer-reviewed literature to identify other options. This handout provides a brief overview of how to approach searching through peer-reviewed or scientific papers. It outlines steps for conducting an unbiased literature search and includes tips and tricks for a thorough search.

Human Impact Partners

Human Impact Partners transforms the field of public health to center equity and builds collective power with social justice movements.

Human Impact Partners Research Code of Ethics

The spirit of this Code of Ethics— and the spirit of our research — is heavily influenced by various forms of participatory research, wherein researchers, community organizers, and community members work as equal partners in the research process and develop deep, trusting relationships that extend beyond the research project. The intent of this Research Code of Ethics is to ensure our research is rigorous, equitable, and just, and to hold HIP staff accountable to the communities and the community organizing groups we conduct research with.
We envision using this document to:

  • Introduce community organizing partners to our values as researchers
  •  Address organizers’ concerns about ethical research practices 
  •  Hold ourselves accountable to conducting ethical, responsible, and engaged research
Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse

Alcohol misuse is focused on binge and heavy drinking patterns within a community or at the population level. This guide will serve as a compendium of key policies for the prevention of alcohol misuse that have been identified as evidence-based by robust scientific literature.

Implementing Promising Community Interventions

Information on illustrative interventions using various strategies for change.

Implementing Social Marketing

This toolkit assists in developing a social marketing effort to promote adoption and use of innovations.

Improving Organizational Management and Development

This toolkit provides guidance for enhancing your organization's governance structure and improving communication.

Incorporating the Social Determinants of Health into Substance Use Prevention

Evidence-based substance misuse prevention starts with a clear understanding of the risk and protective factors driving substance misuse and related behavioral health problems present in communities. Many factors affect people's risk of misusing substances. Among these, the social determinants of health (SDOH) are some of the most important.

This tool is designed to educate prevention professionals about the SDOH, including what SDOH are and how they impact the risk of substance use.