Membership

Why Join?

ADAPAO is Your Voice for Prevention!

ADAPAO provides a community for prevention professionals, advocates, and supporters to champion prevention in Ohio. ADAPAO advocates for prevention with elected officials, state leadership, and the many systems serving Ohio. We represent our membership on more than 20 state committees, work groups, and task forces, sometimes serving as the only prevention voice at the table. When you join ADAPAO, you add your voice to a growing movement to prioritize prevention for the health and well-being of all Ohioans.

ADAPAO members receive terrific benefits!

With your membership, you receive numerous benefits, including discounted registration on ADAPAO-sponsored education and training; eligibility to participate in ADAPAO-sponsored special projects; access to the resources available in the members' only section of the ADAPAO web site; nominating privileges for the ADAPAO Awards; and connection to other prevention professionals and advocates.

Prevention works!

For every $1 spent on alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention, $4 is saved in costs for treatment, crime, health care and other areas affected by abuse. Prevention is based in a solid body of research that demonstrates these fiscal savings and quality of life impact on individuals, families, and communities. Yet prevention receives limited funding, and Ohioans are not sufficiently aware of prevention tools and resources.

ADAPAO has created a unified voice for the advancement of prevention in Ohio, championing prevention in our state and communities.

Who are the members of ADAPAO?

ADAPAO members are Ohioans united to champion the advancement of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention.

ADAPAO’s membership includes prevention professionals, educators, law enforcement, community organizers, and citizens from all over our state. Anyone who supports prevention can and should support ADAPAO!