Improving the health of Tennesseans by reducing the use of alcohol and drugs through policy, systems and environment change.
Serve as the collective voice for substance abuse prevention by empowering coalitions, advocating for effective policies and building strategic partnerships.
Evidence-based programs & strategies
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.
OUR COALITION MEMBERS
2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey On Feb. 11, results from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) published in an MMWR article, “Vital Signs: Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2018.” This article includes findings on current use of seven tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, hookah, pipe tobacco, and…
Network of local addiction prevention groups expands to 46 organizations statewide NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is adding five new community anti-drug coalitions to its statewide network. Coalitions provide information, coordinate resources, and conduct education events with the goal of preventing addiction in their communities. “Our coalitions are amazing…
Evolving Research & Recent Regulatory Actions Increase Concerns about Impacts to Health NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing an updated public health advisory on electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS based on recent federal regulatory action and new evidence of risks associated with use of e-cigarettes and similar devices. “Growing evidence…