Addiction Prevention Section


The purpose of the Addiction Prevention Section of the Oregon Public Health Association is to act as a representative group of the health promotion and addiction prevention professionals, coalitions, and community partners in the State of Oregon. The Section advances community-based prevention throughout Oregon by focusing on five core principles: prevention best practice, leadership, professional development, community advocacy, and connectivity among prevention partners. The Section identifies the professional development and technical assistance needs of prevention professionals, and collaborates with the OHA Public Health Division to create and/or steward training, resources, and support for professionals working in the field. The Section serves as an influential voice in policy (local, state and national), programming, and funding with regard to the following prevention topics: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, problem gambling, sexual health, mental health and other related community health issues. 

Section Leadership

Co-Chairs: Julie Spackman, Cyndy Hillier

Upcoming Events

Facilitator and Presentation Skills for the Prevention Professional

The OPHA Addiction Prevention Section Learning Committee Presents: Facilitator and Presentation Skills for the Prevention Professional. This training is for section members and other addiction prevention professionals.

Learning Objective: To provide support for experiential learning by receiving training in CPS core competency domains while satisfying 6 clock hours of facilitator/presentation skills training:
Who: Steven Blakesley, MA
When: July 28, 29 & 30, 2020 10:00 AM—12:00PM
Where: Virtual Zoom web conference
Cost: OPHA MEMBER PRICE: $50.00, NON-MEMBER PRICE: $60.00 payable to OPHA (credit card, check, or purchase order)

Please note, we have reached the limit of registrants. Please contact Jill Dale to be added to the wait list.

View/Download Event Flyer Here

Questions? Contact Jill Dale, 971-241-2914 [email protected]


Learn more about the OPHA Addiction Prevention Section here