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Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, MICHIGAN The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority held a presentation for prevention providers titled “Orientation for Prevention of Substance Use and Promotion of Mental Health.” The presentation was designed to cover local, state, and federal updates; review contractual grant management requirements; and coordinate efforts to strengthen support for innovative and funded services throughout the region and community. The meeting, with 45 people in attendance, highlighted the Thursday NPW theme of “Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use.” Genesee County Prevention Coalition, MICHIGAN The Genesee County Prevention Coalition created PowerPoint slide decks for each day during NPW that included statistics and information on the daily theme. The coalition held a viewing of an opioid documentary for the community, hosted a vendor table at the Flint Farmers’ Market to hand out NPW materials as well as other prevention materials, and attended the Unite to Face Addiction Rally in Lansing, MI, to help raise awareness of NPW. town hall, “Opioids: A Crisis Facing Our Communities,” the May 21 event gave the community an opportunity to discuss with medical professionals the latest findings in therapeutic strategies, as well as the controversies that surround treatment. The town hall was streamed online. Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes—Tradition Not Addiction, OKLAHOMA At El Reno High School, the principal welcomed NPW and Tradition Not Addiction to put on a school assembly discussing underage drinking, prescription and opioid drug misuse, and suicide prevention. In addition, Tradition Not Addiction created a poster to display at the assembly to represent Native American culture and promote the NPW Dear Future Me Prevention Challenge. Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma HealthStreet, University of Florida, FLORIDA HealthStreet, a community engagement program at the University of Florida, hosted a town hall event, “Opioid Addiction: Controversies Surrounding Treatment,” to discuss medication-assisted treatment and raise awareness about opioid misuse. In a highly anticipated follow-up to its August 2017 2018 OUTCOMES REPORT 19