Who We Are

ADAPAO is Your Voice for Prevention!

We are Ohioans united to champion prevention in our state through education, dialogue and advocacy.

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Why Join? 

We are Ohio's Prevention Community

If you are a prevention professional or advocate, you should be a member of ADAPAO! Join today!

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Discover learning opportunities and prevention events sponsored by ADAPAO, our partners and friends.

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Veteran ADAPAO members Nettie Ferguson and Bobby Persinger

2016 Membership Campaign

Are you a member of ADAPAO for 2016? Whether you have been a member for many years or are joining for the first time, your membership is a two-fold gift: Your membership supports ADAPAO's work to champion prevention in Ohio. Your membership also provides you with an array of benefits.

Because of our members' support, ADAPAO has been the leader for prevention in Ohio for more than 30 years. ADAPAO's historical accomplishments include bringing together two state departments to create the Ohio Prevention and Education Conference (OPEC), providing Ohio's first comprehensive training for new prevention professionals, and developing a position on "marijuana as medicine" that has served as the foundation for prevention-based dialogue about marijuana for over a decade.

Members of ADAPAO receive discounts to ADAPAO-sponsored education and training, including the ADAPAO Annual Conference (taking place May 4, 2016!), access to the Members' Only section of the ADAPAO web site, nominating privileges for the ADAPAO Awards, and eligibility for participation in ADAPAO special projects.

In 2016, ADAPAO members will also have access to new benefits, including access to discounted pricing for education opportunities sponsored by two of ADAPAO's partners.

There has never been a more important time to be a member of ADAPAO, both to be part of the community championing prevention in Ohio and to gain access to the benefits that will aid any prevention professional or advocate advance prevention in their community.

For membership information, including an online payment option, go to the Membership page. Renew your membership -- or join for the first time -- today!