Communities Committed to Empowerment and Leadership
The Philadelphia Prevention Partnership is a coalition of community partnerships sharing the common goal of preventing substance abuse. This multicultural partnership addresses critical addiction issues by providing education, information, and training programs to individuals, families, agencies, and local community and cultural groups.
In order to reach effectively key ethnic population groups, the Philadelphia Prevention Partnership has forged close working relationships with organizations representing the Latino, African American, and working-class European-American communities. They include:
The Institute for African American Mobilization
The Institute for African American Mobilization (IAAM) works to build sensitivity around alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs used within the African-American communities of Philadelphia and trains professionals in cultural sensitivity.
lAAM’s primary target audience is African Americans who work in prevention and treatment programs and as social workers. State-certified training is provided for addiction counselors and prevention specialists. (Non-African American counselors and specialists who work with African American constituents are also encouraged to attend). IAAM’s secondary target is African American youth.
The Latino Partnership Initiative
Formed in 1995, the Latino Partnership Initiative (LPI) was established to strengthen Philadelphia’s Latino communities, which suffer disproportionally from high rates in poverty, unemployment, high school dropout, and low household income. These social factors lend themselves to increased use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Today, LPI works across the diverse Latino communities of Philadelphia to develop a community-based prevention system that empowers communities and individuals to address alcohol and other drug problems.
- Leadership Team
- Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
- Communications Office
- Evidence-based Practice and Innovation Center (EPIC)
- Fiscal Division
- Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS)
- Management Services Division
- Network Improvement and Accountability Collaborative (NIAC)
- Office of Addiction Services
- Behavioral Health Special Initiative (BHSI)
- Provider Development & Transformation Initiatives
- BHSI Intensive Case Management Services
- Philadelphia Prevention Partnership
- Recovery House Initiative
- Forensic Intensive Recovery/ Justice Addiction Treatment Initiatives
- Problem & Pathological Gambling Initiative
- Prevention Services
- Drug Free Coalitions
- Student Assistance Program (SAP) Services
- Office of Mental Health (OMH)
- Office of the Chief Information Officer
- Office of the Chief Medical Officer
- Strategic Planning and Innovation Division
- Grants Opportunities
- DBHIDS Study Tours