January 4, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Virtual Event
Pacific Southwest PTTC (Region 9)

Leveraging Systems Change for Substance Misuse Prevention an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

3:00pm – January 4, 2022 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Hosted By: Pacific Southwest PTTC

Overview and Objectives

This six-week Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS) offers an interactive experience for participants to explore the role of systems change in substance misuse prevention. Participants will examine capacities shown to enable evidence-based interventions to achieve and sustain expected results and learn how to incorporate these into their work. Trainers will share examples from their own systems change experiences and will highlight how leveraging leadership, communications, funding, and data can help participants to achieve their prevention goals. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.

By the end of the EPLS, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of systems change to success in the field of prevention
  • Name four capacities necessary to create enabling contexts
  • Identify personal strengths and areas to enhance leadership capacity
  • List three resources available to complete the fund mapping process in their community
  • Describe why data systems are essential in prevention


Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.


Capetra Parker, MPH

Capetra Parker, MPH, Communities That Care Specialist, Evidence2Success Coach, UW Social Development Research Group. Capetra supports communities as a coach of Evidence2Success and coaches several CTC Plus communities in the Eastern U.S. Ms. Parker has co-authored journal articles about the implementation of CTC in urban communities through the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS). She has a special interest in empowering communities to employ strategies that address race, equity, and inclusion disparities. Ms. Parker earned her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Dates and Times

States & American Samoa:

Weekly on Tuesdays: January 4, 11, 18, & 25 and February 1 & 8, 2022
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm Arizona
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Pacific
01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Hawaii
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions:

Weekly on Wednesdays: January 5, 12, 19, & 26 and February 2 & 9, 2022
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Republic of the Marshall Islands
10:00 am – 11:30 am Pohnpei and Kosrae
09:00 am – 10:30 am Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
08:00 am – 09:30 am Republic of Palau




Up to 15 hours of continuing education hours can be earned in this series. Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate of attendance for 15 hours. Participants who miss more than one session will not receive a certificate. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

To Register

Register Here for Leveraging Systems Change for Substance Misuse Prevention, an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series
Please register early, these courses are limited to 30 people maximum and fill up very quickly!


Please contact Karen Totten ( for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen at (

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