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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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Dr. Philip Atkins, keynote presenter for ADAPAO Conference 2021

ADAPAO Conference 2021

Registration for ADAPAO Conference 2021, Doing Prevention Well, opens March 8, 2021. The virtual conference takes place May 4-6, 2021. Dr. Philip Atkins, Executive Director of the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County will keynote the three-day event. Day 1 will focus on utilizing prevention science; Day 2 on building prevention within our organizations and systems; and Day 3 on maintaining personal wellness. The conference will feature prevention leaders facilitating learning for prevention supervisors, direct service providers, coalition leaders, and other prevention advocates.

The conference closing program will include presentation of the 2021 ADAPAO Awards, recognizing prevention excellence within our state.

The three-day event will be complemented by the ADAPAO Youth Prevention Showcase, ADAPAO's signature event highlighting youth prevention leadership and raising funds for ADAPAO's education and advocacy initiatives. The virtual Showcase will take place Wednesday, May 5 from 5:00 to 6:30pm and will include presentation of the ADAPAO Youth Prevention Awards. Participation in the Youth Prevention Showcase is free this year.

Conference registration is $75 for 2021 ADAPAO members and $175 for non-members. Registration details and additional information are available at the ADAPAO Events tab.