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ENGAGING PARTNERS AND INFLUENCERS Partners’ commitment to NPW has been key to helping SAMHSA raise awareness and action around substance misuse prevention and positive mental health in communities. That’s why engaging more partners is always an NPW goal. In 2018, SAMHSA collaborated with 46 leading national organizations and federal agencies to amplify the reach of NPW 2018 and inspire communities to take action today for a healthier tomorrow. From helping to develop this year’s theme, “Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow.,” to supporting the Dear Future Me Prevention Challenge video production, partners helped NPW 2018 reached new heights! 16 2018 OUTCOMES REPORT SAMHSA equipped partners with materials and resources to support their NPW initiatives. Thanks to tailored toolkits with sample social media messages and graphics, partners shared the message of prevention and encouraged communities to participate in the Dear Future Me Prevention Challenge. The EMPOWERR Program at the Medical University of South Carolina featured videos of students reading their Dear Future Me letters on their social media channels each day during NPW. The EMPOWERR Program students’ encouraging and uplifting letters drew from the NPW daily themes. SAMHSA also shared ideas and encouraged partners to host NPW events. Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) hosted an event with the governor and first lady of North Dakota where they discussed state-level prevention efforts and initiatives for the health and well-being of North Dakota residents. The Hawaii Partnership to Prevent Underage Drinking appeared on their local news! Students from Waipahu Intermediate and High Schools used dance to raise awareness about prevention of substance use and misuse.