The West Virginia SPF Partnerships for Success Evidence-Based Practice Workgroup in partnership with Marshall University is hosting a training series on translating data into prevention practice.

Sessions will be of interest to prevention and public health professionals, community coalition staff and members, schools, higher education and community members and organizations serving youth and families. CEs will be available for most sessions.

Register for the free, interactive sessions on Eventbrite at


Series topics include the following: Criteria for effectiveness, Alcohol, Vaping, Youth-led prevention, Social norms, Health disparities and more.




The first two events in the series are scheduled for August 28th. Dr. Brandon Henderson, PhD from Marshall University will provide “The current state of vaping: Health-related risks & the impact of flavors” at 10 am. Amy Jeffers MA, CPS. Regional Prevention Center Director Pathways, Inc. will provide “Embracing Survey Data as a Motivator” at 1 pm.


September sessions scheduled include: “We’re All in This Together: Understanding the Impact of Health Disparities, Equity & Inclusion” by Dr. Dawn M. Thomas, PhD, OCPC on September 24th at 2 pm


Please feel free to share this learning opportunity with your communities. Graphics of the event flyer and the first three individual session flyers are attached if you would like to help the workgroup in promoting them on social media. More sessions are being planned, so check back with Eventbrite next week for additions to the series.

Thank you for being a prevention partner!

For more information, CONTACT: Tammy L. Collins, Ph.D., CPS, OCPC

Lead Evaluator & Family Scientist

Marshall Center of Excellence for Recovery, MURC

Applied Engineering Complex, Rm 4240

(304) 696-6276


The series is funded by the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources Bureau for Behavioral Health by a Partnerships for Success (PFS) grant to Marshall University from the federal Department of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

TRAINING SERIES: Translating data into prevention practice