Prevention Works

Improving the health of Tennesseans by reducing the use of alcohol and drugs through policy, systems and environment change.

OUR MISSION

Serve as the collective voice for substance abuse prevention by empowering coalitions, advocating for effective policies and building strategic partnerships.

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What we are all about...

The Prevention Alliance of Tennessee (PAT) is a public health nonprofit working to create healthier a Tennessee by reducing the burden of substance abuse. PAT’s core membership is comprised of over 50 Coalition members who tackle substance abuse issues in their own counties across the state. Together, our alliance fosters collaboration and leverages resources to enhance environmental strategies and targeted statewide services in the fields of substance abuse prevention and public health. PAT Coalitions implement data-driven and evidence-based programs across the state, helping build Tennessee’s capacity to create stronger, healthier communities, families and individuals.


#TNPreventionSaves

Community coalitions are comprised of parents, teachers, law enforcement, businesses, religious leaders, health providers and other community activists who are mobilizing at the local level -- and statewide under the Prevention Alliance umbrella -- to make their communities safer, healthier and drug-free.

OUR COALITION MEMBERS

TESTIMONIALS

Building Relationships with Local Alcohol and Tobacco Retailers

Building Relationships with Local Alcohol and Tobacco Retailers There are many ways you can build the ever-so-important relationship between your coalition and your local retailers.  Here are some tips: Involve store owners and managers in planning. Understanding the challenges local retailers face is helpful in establishing effective coalition strategies. Having the buy-in of store owners…

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Coffee County High School Wins the Operation Prevention Video PSA Challenge

Coffee County High School Wins the Operation Prevention Video PSA Challenge Each spring, the DEA hosts the Operation Prevention Video PSA Challenge to high school aged students.  This year’s Grand Prize Winner was Coffee County Central High School in Manchester, TN.  Their anti-opioid PSA is “What Could’ve Been”.  

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WORKING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CREATE COMMUNITY LEVEL CHANGE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY

WORKING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CREATE COMMUNITY LEVEL CHANGE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY By Jenny Golden Lawrence County Substance Abuse Coalition Sector Representation is one important piece of a successful coalition. Each sector is extremely important in each realm of influence but I would have to say our Law Enforcement Sector representation has been the piece…

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