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

Congratulations to 2019 TN DFC Grantees!

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced 150 new grants for its Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.  The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions…

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PAT ISSUES ALERT ON MARIJUANA AND VAPE PRODUCTS

PREVENTION ALLIANCE OF TENNESSEE ISSUES ALERT ON MARIJUANA AND VAPE PRODUCTS NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Prevention Alliance of Tennessee issues an alert after several instances of marijuana and vape products have led to illness, hospitalization, and in some cases, death. 6 deaths and nearly 500 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses in 33 states are suspected…

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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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