A Day for Prevention Event.

Apr 11 2018

A Day For Prevention

The first Day for Prevention was held on April 11, 2018 in Bismarck, with viewing and participation events at eight North Dakota locations. Hundreds of people also tuned in to the livestream. Local, regional and national experts shared their insights, data and information on a variety of topics related to prevention.

See speaker presentations, announcements and videos shared during the event below:

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Speaker Presentations

Colber Prosper, Prevention is like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?! (PDF)

Dr. Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Impact of Unresolved Trauma on Addiction and Imbalance (PDF)

Kyle Barrington, SBIRT Goes to College: Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice on College Campuses (PDF)

Luke D. Niforatos, Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization (PDF)

Dr. Missy Henke, MD, Opioid Overdose Prevention Strategies (PDF)

R. J. Elrick, Effective Policy & Enforcement Strategies (PDF)

Rodney A. Wambeam, PhD, The Value of Prevention and How it Could Save Us All (PDF)

Rodney A. Wambeam, PhD, What Does Effective Prevention Look Like (PDF)

Event Announcements

Innovate Recovery Competition

The Office of Recovery Reinvented announced the first ever Innovate Recovery Competition at the Day For Prevention event. Entries outline plans to help address the need for enhanced recovery services for North Dakotans. Many impressive proposals were submitted by the May 25, 2018 deadline. The winner will receive up to $50,000. We look forward to announcing at Recovery Reinvented on September 5, 2018. Read the Recovery Reinvented 2018 event announcement.

Community Partnerships and Coalition Building Video

What’s working for prevention in North Dakota? Watch the video of proven community partnerships and coalition building shared at Day For Prevention.

Parents Lead Mini Grant program

Thanks for all the submissions to this new funding opportunity for N.D. public schools. Stay tuned for more information on the Parents Lead Mini Grant program. Learn more about the program.


North Dakota Legislative Branch and Prevention video

See the collaboration of North Dakota’s Legislative Branch in dealing with addiction. Watch video

Effective Communication

Watch more about effective communications on prevention in North Dakota from selected public health units. Watch video

Youth Engagement

A view from some North Dakota students and some of the adults who work with them on prevention and addiction.

Retail Access

See how Responsible Beverage Service Training is making a difference in N.D. prevention. Watch video

Social Access Strategies

Watch the steps North Dakota communities are taking to discourage and prevent underage drinking. Watch video

The Role of Law Enforcement

See North Dakota law enforcement’s view on their role in prevention. Watch Video


The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Department of Human Services is working in collaboration to provide an anonymous, statewide “Text-a-Tip.”  A tip-line can be used to keep illegal substances out of our communities and allow law enforcement to locate distributors of illegal drugs.  Citizen participation has always been a big part of crime prevention, and the anonymous tip-line can serve as a force multiplier by empowering citizens to get involved to keep citizens safe.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Through Prevention

See how North Dakota communities are addressing the opioid crisis through prevention, including Lock, Monitor & Take Back, naloxone and other efforts. Watch video

Narcan Distribution Announcement

Responding to the increase of overdose deaths in the state, attendees received training in naloxone administration, and two single-dose kits of naloxone were available for free to interested participants at the events across the state. Naloxone is a prescription medication that temporarily reverses an opioid overdose. Any individual (family, friends, or community member) is protected from civil or criminal liability for giving naloxone for a suspected opioid overdose (North Dakota Century Code 23-01-42).

North Dakota Behavioral Health Division Prevention Resources

See the free resources available to help with prevention in North Dakota.

North Dakota Behavioral Health Division Prevention Resources

North Dakota Prevention Resource & Media Center Toolkit

Get the toolkit of resources, materials and other helpful tools to do your part on prevention in your own community. Visit www.prevention.nd.gov/get-involved


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