3 Ways to Achieve Public Health Reach Among All Youth with Substance Use Prevention and Wellness Programs

Reaching all youth with evidence-based substance use prevention with wellness content and tools is critical to achieving public health effects in preventing substance use risk and promoting physical and mental health of young people. 

Below are three simple strategies to ensuring you broadly reach all youth and young adults in your region, state or nation. 

#1: Implement One or More Single-Session PPW Programs 

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs are evidence-based screening and brief interventions that can be implemented in just one session, making them more practical and likely to be provided to greater numbers of youth and young adults than multi-lesson prevention programs. 

In addition, all PPW programs are scripted which limits the amount of training for providers and increases the fidelity and ease of program implementation across provider and time. 

Learn more: https://preventionpluswellness.com/collections/ppw-catalog 

#2: Get Unlimited PPW Programs and Add a TOT Workshop 

For prevention and health organizations and agencies that wish to achieve wide geographic reach with their PPW programs, the Unlimited PPW Program License is a perfect solution.  

The cost-effective Unlimited PPW Programs allows you to make boundless copies of your PPW program manual for three years.  

If you have staff trained as trainers you’ll be able to provide your PPW program across an entire region, state or even nation at little or no cost to others. 

Learn more: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/unlimited-prevention-plus-wellness-programs-license 

3#: Use the PPW Video Program to Reach Youth In-Person and Virtually 

A third strategy to achieve public health reach among all youth is to use an evidence-based Prevention Plus Wellness Video Program.  PPW Video Programs are adaptations of our manual-based interventions which can be provided to youth in classrooms as well as virtually. 

PPW Video Programs are interactive videos which engage youth in completing a health behavior screening survey and multi-behavior goal plan while presenting dynamic, positive images of youth engaged in each of the target wellness behaviors, including physical activity, healthy eating, sleep and stress control. 

The video format makes implementation easier in any setting and by any provider, including teachers, coaches, parents, health care providers and juvenile justice professionals. 

Learn more: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/evidence-based-video-prevention-plus-wellness-program

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