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Community Health Promotion Unit, SMC Health System

Welcome to San Mateo County Health System's Community Health Promotion Unit Prevention Training Academy! Stay tuned for 2018-2019 training sessions beginning in October 2018. 

What is the Prevention Training Academy? The focus of the training academy is to build capacity of local organizations, community groups and county staff in primary prevention, defined as interventions that are applied before any disease or harm exists. Training topics include policies to reduce access to substances, social norm change, and other environmental prevention strategies to reduce access to alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs. The Prevention Training Academy applies a public health lens and actively incporporate the social determinants of health and their root causes into trainings. This is where we take a closer look at social and institutional inequities that, in turn, create inequitable environments where people of color and other marginalized communities are disadvantaged (aka systems of oppression). 

Who should attend? Our target audience includes: prevention professionals, prevention partnership members, coaliton members, faith-leaders, parents, school staff, law enforcement, non-profit and county agency staff, policy makers and others. 

What will attendees learn?

Core learning objectives include:

  • Understand the health impacts of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drugs
  • Apply a public health lens to substance use, misuse and abuse, exploring the social determinants of health and their root causes 
  • Learn about environmental prevention strategies to reduce substance use, misuse and abuse in San Mateo County
  • Build knowledge, skills and confidence to practice substance use primary prevention locally 

Registration and other details:

Register for each individual training. Upon registration, you will recieve confirmation with more information. Space is limited, depending on location. 

Training courses do not require prequisites unless specified. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Reyes 650-802-6587 

Attendees will hear from experts in the field of substance use prevention. Selected topics include Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Prevention Strategies, Health Policies, Planning, Evaluation, Coalition Buidling , Community Organizing, Ethics in Prevention, Environmental Strategies, Youth Development and More!




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