PRIVATE - 2018 PF! Coalition Academy

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Great Wolf Lodge, 2501 Great Wolf Lodge Drive, Mason, OH, 45040, United States

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Great Wolf Lodge, Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, OH, 45040, United States.




PreventionFIRST! will host its one day behavioral health prevention regional conference on Tuesday, October 9th at Great Wolf Lodge. 


Conference Theme:  "Celebrating Member Coalitions-Tackling New Trends With Primary Prevention"


Description:  This conference is designed to bring community members and prevention professionals together from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to strengthen coalitions and improve the impact of prevention in all local communities. 


Keynote:  Dr. Brian A. King who serves as the Deputy Director for Research Translation, Office on Smoking and Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. Dr. King will also be providing a workshop in addition to his keynote on the topic of vaping/Juuling and its impact on youth, policy and programs and how universal prevention strategies can be implemented to curtail this drug trend. 


Keynote Topic: "Emerging Issues in Tobacco Control: The Rise of Electronic Products and Implications for Policy, Planning and Practice"

Breakout Presentation: "Hot Topics in Tobacco Prevention and Control: A Deeper Dive Into Electronic Tobacco Products"


PreventionFIRST! has applied for prevention CEUs and CHES continuing education hours for the event.


Confirmed workshop topics include: T21 Campaign- raising the legal age for using tobacco; Ohio's latest gambling laws and prevention measures; Ohio's medical marijuana impact on youth and communities; Ways to carry out prevention to the Hispanic community; Using person-first language in the field of addiction; Ways to develop youth prevention in your coalition, plus many more. 


NEW:  Vendor Booths.  Click here for more details:



8:00 - 8:30 a.m.       Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.       Welcome

8:45 -10:00 a.m.      Keynote- Dr. Brian King

10:00 -10:15 a.m.    Transition/Visit Vendor Booths

10:15 -11:30 a.m.    Workshops

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 -12:45 p.m.     Transition/Visit Vendor Booths

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.     Workshops

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.       Transition/Visit Vendor Booths

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.       Workshops

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.       Networking Event



Great Wolf Lodge is offering a 30% discount to attendees.   Please use this discounted code: MEET450A when making a reservation. 

Address:  2501 Great Wolf Dr, Mason, OH 45040 


Phone(800) 913-9653




Cancellation policy

There is no penalty for cancellation before the cancellation deadline, October 3, 2018. Please contact Cathy Born at 513-751-8000 x10 or to cancel your registration. If it is necessary for the PreventionFIRST! to cancel a program, registration fees will be returned.

A registrant who cannot attend may avoid forfeiting the registration fee and paying a cancellation fee by providing a substitute from his or her organization to attend the workshop. To arrange for this member to attend, the original registrant should contact Administrative Assistant at PreventionFIRST! at 513-751-8000 or and provide information for the substitute.

PreventionFIRST! mission is to promote healthy behaviors by sparking and sustaining community change. Visit for more information about our organization. For more information about the event please contact Amanda Conn-Starner at (513) 751-8000 x15 or at

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