An Ounce and a Pound

Episode 1: What is Prevention and Where Do We Start?

May 23, 2020 Jason Meekma Season 1 Episode 1
An Ounce and a Pound
Episode 1: What is Prevention and Where Do We Start?
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An Ounce and a Pound
Episode 1: What is Prevention and Where Do We Start?
May 23, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Jason Meekma

In this episode we introduce the topic of prevention.  Its a simple enough concept that often is not talked about until after something has become a problem.  So what exactly is prevention and why should we care more about its importance?  This topic seems even more relevant right now during a pandemic, but prevention is a universal approach and we are going to take a dive into what that really means.  Our guest, Chuck Klevgaard, is an expert in substance misuse and public health. He is the Prevention Manager for the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center and a certified senior Prevention Specialist. He will talk with us about prevention and how its role in substance misuse and abuse translates over to life in general.  We will also discuss the relevance of collective impact and how focused partnerships are vital to preventions success.

 

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In this episode we introduce the topic of prevention.  Its a simple enough concept that often is not talked about until after something has become a problem.  So what exactly is prevention and why should we care more about its importance?  This topic seems even more relevant right now during a pandemic, but prevention is a universal approach and we are going to take a dive into what that really means.  Our guest, Chuck Klevgaard, is an expert in substance misuse and public health. He is the Prevention Manager for the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center and a certified senior Prevention Specialist. He will talk with us about prevention and how its role in substance misuse and abuse translates over to life in general.  We will also discuss the relevance of collective impact and how focused partnerships are vital to preventions success.