PREVENTION ACROSS New Jersey
WHAT IS PREVENTION?
Effective substance use prevention involves addressing the root causes that drive early use and later addiction.
We do this by reducing risk and bolstering protective factors through education, environmental change, and family support.
This upstream, holistic approach creates better health across the lifespan, reduces stigma, increases access to services, and supports resilient, recovery-ready communities.
FOR OVER TWO DECADES, NJPN AND ITS PARTNERS HAVE IMPLEMENTED EFFECTIVE PREVENTION STRATEGIES ACROSS THE STATE
Learn About Our Programs
Coalitions work across all 21 NJ counties to identify and create positive environmental changes that impact behavioral health and substance misuse issues in their community.
New Jersey’s largest collaborative effort to reduce the health consequences of tobacco/vape use and the harm from secondhand smoke exposure through prevention, education, and cessation in all 21 counties.
IMPACT NJ reduces substance use among our youth through strong collaboration with key community stakeholders by implementing evidence-based environmental strategies and advocating for positive community changes.
A statewide system of provider agencies that serve as local connectors to prevention programs and resources, providing residents and professionals with evidence-based education, interventions, strategies, and programs to support all sectors of the community.
A wellness and prevention program targeting older adults designed to help them celebrate healthy aging, make healthy lifestyle choices and avoid substance misuse. Topics include medication misuse and management, stress management, depression, and substance misuse.
The Military Program helps military personnel and their families cope with stress and care for their mental health. Military programs are free to service members and their families through funding by the NJ Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.
The Prevention Fellowship program advances college students and professionals toward becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) while they gain experience working alongside prevention experts at NJPN and prevention agencies.