The mission of A Division for Advancing Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) is to: 

Support integration of evidence-based or evidence-informed prevention programming into HIDTA communities.

Advance knowledge, skills, and quality outcomes related to prevention best practices for substance use.


1.Support the advancement of integrated prevention programs, practices, and strategies through provision of essential training and technical assistance services.

2.Promote public health and public safety collaboration in advancing substance use prevention.

3.Prepare the future public health and public safety workforces through student engagement in ADAPT operations and projects.

Upcoming Event: Advancing Substance Use Prevention in HIDTA Communities

Flyer for Prevention Summit

The Advancing Substance Use Prevention in HIDTA Communities virtual summit has the following goals:

  • Discuss advances in substance use prevention policy and strategies over the last five years in the context of national substance threats.
  • Describe evidence-based practices, programs, and strategies for substance use prevention led by public safety and public health partnerships.
  • Describe critical insights into implementing substance use prevention practices, programs, and strategies.
  • Compare different methods for measuring the impact and value of prevention programs.
  • Identify national, state, and local prevention resources available to all HIDTA communities.

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Technical Assistance includes:

  1. Identification of substance use prevention evidence-based practices
  2. Training
  3. Implementation
  4. Evaluation
  5. Finance/budgeting
  6. Sustainability

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