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Prevention and the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2: Preparing for the Future and Learning Lab

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly all aspects of life and society, including risk factors for substance use and the capacity of prevention professionals to address them. While data remains limited, available evidence suggests that substance use and its related harms significantly increased since the start of the pandemic. This two-part webinar series will review the full scope of known impacts of the pandemic on the prevention field and substance use landscape. It will also discuss strategies and provide recommendations for addressing these impacts and improving services post-pandemic. Part two will also provide a platform for participants to share their experiences and lessons learned in small group discussion.


This webinar will begin by discussing what lessons learned the prevention field can take from the COVID-19 pandemic, what the 2020 substance use trends discussed in Part 1 may mean for the future. It will include an overview of what steps prevention organizations can take to best address these trends as well as to be better prepared for any future societal-wide impacts. The webinar will also provide a learning lab portion with question prompts for small group discussion, allowing participants to share their own lessons learned and plans for the future with each other.


  • Review lessons learned for prevention from the pandemic
  • Facilitate participant discussion of shared experiences and future plans
  • Discuss recommendations for improving services post-COVID




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