We had several SIPDO Coordinators from the Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Unit attended the 2023 National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference. Chuck Russell – Wapello County SIPDO Coordinator,  Mark Grego – Mahaska County SIPDO Coordinator, and Christina Estes – SIPDO Training Coordinator attended the Birmingham Alabama Conference on August 15th through August 17th.

The theme for this year’s 2023 NPN Conference was “Advancing Prevention Science Through the Lens of Change: How Sweet It Is? This conference has been held since 1988. The purpose of the NPN Conference is to highlight the latest research in the substance use prevention field. It provides a forum for prevention professionals, coalition leaders, researchers, and federal partners. Giving the opportunity to share research, best practices and promising evaluation results for the purpose of integrating research into prevention practice.