About Us

Who We Are

ADAPAO is Your Voice for Prevention! We are a membership-based, not-for-profit association that serves as the voice of prevention in Ohio, with a specific focus on preventing substance use and mental disorders. ADAPAO provides a unified voice for prevention in numerous ways, including: 

  • Providing cutting edge training and education for prevention advocates.
  • Representing prevention advocates and professionals on state-level committees, workgroups, task forces and other decision-making bodies.
  • Leading efforts to develop Ohio's prevention workforce, from supporting high school youth involved in prevention efforts in their schools and communities to providing advanced skill development for experienced prevention specialists.
  • Organizing advocacy initiatives to empower Ohioans and reduce behavioral health problems in our communities.
  • Networking community leaders dedicated to prevention.
  • Speaking to elected and other community leaders on legislation, initiatives and activities affecting prevention and behavioral health issues in Ohio.