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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) is an annual health observance dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Perhaps even more important, it is designed to reinforce that healthier tomorrows require action today. Held each year in May, NPW provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities around the country to showcase how they are both effective and creative in their efforts to make a difference in community health. SAMHSA challenged communities and individuals to help shape a positive future for themselves by planning and sharing what actions they are taking that will make that healthier future possible. The NPW 2018 theme of “Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow.” communicated that a healthy life requires much more than a one-time promise or pledge; it requires an investment that grows every day through healthy choices. 2 2018 OUTCOMES REPORT