Prevention Along the Continuum

July 8, 2020


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For questions about registration, please contact Iowa State University by email or phone 515-294-6222.

For questions about program content, please email Kayla Sankey.

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June 11 - Ethics for Clinical Professionals
June 18 - Data to Action: Substance Use and Recovery Among Iowa Families
June 22 - Health Equity
June 30 - Suicide Prevention
July 8 - Working Along the Continuum
July 21 - Deeper Dive into a Recovery Community Organization
July 30 - Rule, Rules and More Rules: Licensing Made Simple


The Virtual Learning Series on Substance Abuse is a part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Division of Behavioral Health Initiatives that support prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders and problem gambling.

This virtual learning will focus on person centered planning for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions, specifically addressing brain injury, intimate partner violence, opioid use disorder and problem gambling.

For more information on IDPH’s initiatives, please visit

Session Description

This session will take a deep dive into the role of primary prevention in the behavioral health continuum, the science that supports primary prevention, and lessons learned in the translation between research and practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the unique nature of primary prevention and its role in the behavioral health continuum. 
  • Identify the common touch points of preventing any negative outcomes in substance use, mental health, or related issues in individuals, families and communities.
  • Review the discussion paper published by the National Academy of Medicine "Unleashing the Power of Prevention" and list ideas for how to Unleash at the state level.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/08/2020 - 3:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
07/08/2020 - 4:15pm CDT

Craig PoVey, MSW

Prevention Administrator Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. He is also a member of the National Prevention Advisory Council and chair of Utah Prevention Advisory Committee.


Accreditation Statement

  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.25 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Public Health and coordinated by Iowa State University- Conference Planning and Management. Funding provided by state appropriations, the State Opioid Response (CFDA 93.788) federal grant and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (CFDA 93.959).


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

The information shared at this event is presented as an opportunity to expand awareness and knowledge. Views expressed by speakers do not represent the views of the Iowa Department of Public Health, nor does IDPH control or guarantee the accuracy of this information. IDPH does not endorse individual vendors, products or services.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 IBON


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Click here to register. There is not a cost to attend. 

For questions about registration, please contact Iowa State University by email or phone 515-294-6222.

For questions about program content, please email Kayla Sankey.