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Prevention Perk

The Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America PTTC) is designed to serve as a prevention catalyst, empowering individuals and fostering partnerships to promote safe, healthy, and drug-free communities across Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Our services are evidence-based, culturally competent, and locally focused. We provide intensive technical assistance to support organizations' and systems' efforts to implement evidence-based prevention strategies. The Mid-America PTTC also forms partnerships with local and regional stakeholders to ensure that the training needs of the region are identified and met.

The Mid-America PTTC goals are:

  • Accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based and promising substance misuse prevention strategies.
  • Heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce that addresses substance misuse prevention.
  • Foster regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policymakers, funders, and local communities.

Jan 16, 2023

Our guests are Kate Kelley, Director of Community Programming with the Alliance of Southwest Missouri and Crystal Dalmasso, Prevention Specialist & Training Consultant with a TTA provider in Kansas called DCCCA.  In this episode we discuss SAMHSA’s recent Core Competencies training pilot.

Visit the SAMHSA Evidence...


Jan 2, 2023

Our guests today are Kim Freese, Region-7 Administrator for SAMHSA and Catherine Satterwhite, Region-7 Health Administrator from the Office of Assistant Secretary of Health. In this episode we’re exploring Missouri's Overdose Prevention Planning Strategy.

As a reminder, SAMHSA is the funder of this project along...


Dec 12, 2022

Stacee Read the Director of Network Development for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. She is responsible for the development and oversight of State, Local, and Tribal DEC Alliances, and for providing training and TA within the DEC network - and to professionals across the nation.

Her previous work in...


Nov 28, 2022

Ret. Lieutenant Eric Nation, who began his career in law enforcement and where he spent many years in a narcotics division. It was this exposure that eventually led him to recognize the impact that drugs and drug environments have on children, which ultimately led him to help start the Jasper County Drug...


Nov 10, 2022

Chris Davis, who is the Vice President of Prevention and Youth Support at Community Partnership of the Ozarks in Springfield, Mo.  Chris began his career as a counselor, but 23 years ago started his journey into substance use and violence prevention. Mr. Davis and his team provide services across a multi-county region...