In partnership with the National HIDTA Program, the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA has launched A Division for Advancing Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT). Its purpose is to operationalize and support the HIDTA Prevention Strategy, uniting HIDTA prevention programming across the nation. ADAPT will assist all HIDTAs with translating, implementing, and evaluating substance use prevention evidence-based practices within their unique communities.


  1. Support integration of evidence-based or evidence-informed prevention programming into HIDTA communities.
  2. Advance knowledge, skills, and quality outcomes related to prevention best practices for substance use.
  3. Describe the utility of ADAPT products and services in supporting the partnership of public health and public safety systems as an essential part of the translation process.

Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is available in five domains: 1) identification of substance use prevention evidence-based practices, 2) training, 3) implementation, 4) evaluation, and 5) finance/budgeting.

ADAPT staff will reach out to all HIDTAs to schedule a more detailed briefing on the program. To submit a technical assistance request before your scheduled briefing, please complete the ADAPT TA Request form.

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