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

Opioid Package Passes Senate

Opioid Package Passes Senate H.R. 6 SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Today, October 3, 2018, the Senate passed the Opioid Package, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) by a vote of 98-1. This follows the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passing H.R. 6 with a vote of 393-8! This 653-page bill represents an historic, bipartisan, bicameral…

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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Responds to Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids Report

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Responds to Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids Report NEWS PROVIDED BY: The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Sep 24, 2018, 13:44 ET Released late last week, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids, calls for a cultural shift in the national conversation surrounding the opioid crisis. The new report…

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WARNING: FIRST-TIME USE OF MOST SUBSTANCES PEAK DURING SUMMER MONTHS

WARNING: FIRST-TIME USE OF MOST SUBSTANCES PEAK DURING SUMMER MONTHS PREVENTION ALLIANCE OF TENNESSEE ISSUES WARNING: FIRST-TIME USE OF MOST SUBSTANCES PEAK DURING SUMMER MONTHS NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2018) – Today the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee issues a warning to parents and community leaders that first-time use of most substances peak during Summer months.…

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