Workshop 2: Connecting Faith to Prevention

This workshop was held on May 13, 2021 and focused on:

  • Strategies to combat substance use in rural communities
  • Stopping drug use before it starts – evidence-based prevention strategies that work in rural communities
  • Understanding prevention and identifying the role of the faith community in substance use prevention
  • How to identify and connect the faith community to prevention activities in your backyard
  • How the faith community can partner to develop faith-based prevention strategies
  • Showcasing innovative faith-based prevention strategies in action

Featured Speakers

  • Kemp Chester, Assistant Director, National Opioids and Synthetics Coordination Group, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • John Gale, Senior Research Associate, Maine Rural Health Research Center, University of Southern Maine
  • Dr. Christopher Jones, Deputy Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Monty Burks, Director of Special Projects and Faith-Based Initiatives with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Pastor Greg Delaney, Faith Advocate, RecoveryOhio
  • Pastor Nathan Chrisman, Founder and Creator of GOODLIFE


Added: 5/14/2021