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GETTING OUR “YOUTH” ON The Prevention Day Launch NPW 2017 began at the closing plenary for SAMHSA’s Prevention Day, which was held at the CADCA Forum in February 2017. Joined by more than 800 prevention experts and prevention coalition leaders, SAMHSA revealed the NPW 2017 theme, the prevention challenge, and the latest resources communities could use to plan their NPW activities and prevention actions.   A lively conclusion to the annual Prevention Day conference, the NPW launch event focused on youth—who also led the event. Hosted by local college behavioral health advocates and students from The George Washington University and Howard University, and featured a performance by FoolProof— an improvisational theatre troupe composed of teenage prevention advocates from Carroll County, Maryland—the event reinforced to attendees the essential role that youth play in prevention and the need to strengthen youth voices in community discussions and actions regarding prevention. Kick-off Event Webcast KICKI 4 2017 OUTCOMES REPORT NG OF F To kick off NPW 2017, SAMHSA held an event at The George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC, on Monday, May 15, which was shared via a live webcast. The Kick-off Event featured communities working on prevention and remarks from high-profile prevention supporters. More than 150 viewers watched the live webcast, and the archived video of the event was viewed more than 2,000 times. NPW Hosted by NBC4 Washington news anchor Angie Goff, the NPW 2017 Kick-off Event featured remarks by: 2017 • Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, GWU; • Kana Enomoto, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA; and • Fran Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), SAMHSA. 150+ LIVE WEBCAST VIEWERS 2,000+ ARCHIVE VIEWS 2017 OUTCOMES REPORT 5