On August 30, the Southeast and Central Regional Teams convened face-to-face Regional Technical Expert Panel (RTEP) meetings in Denver, Colorado. These meetings provide an invaluable opportunity for prevention leaders (e.g., Single State Authority Directors, National Prevention Network representatives, SPF SIG or SEW Manager) from each State, Tribe, and Jurisdiction to provide insight into emerging needs and systemic capacity, critical feedback on what is and is not working, and suggestions for customizing services to meet audience needs.
Nine of the 12 States and Jurisdictions in the region participated in the Southeast RTEP meeting, including: Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Virginia. During the meeting:
- Chair of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University Michael Windle presented a webinar entitled Intersection of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Violence Prevention.
- CAPT Co-Director Julie Hogan provided updates from the Core and led a discussion on services provided by the CAPT during its first year.
- CSAP Project Officer Carol McHale gave a presentation entitled Evidence-Based Interventions: The Balance between Adaptation and Fidelity.
- Division of State Programs Director Richard Moore and Chief of the Performance and Technical Assistance Branch of the Division of Systems Development at CSAP Patricia Getty led a discussion of State issues, concerns, and needs for technical assistance.
- Eleven of the 15 States and Tribes in the region participated in the Central RTEP meeting, including: Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (Wisconsin), Indiana, Iowa, Little Traverse Bay Band (Michigan), Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (South Dakota), Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. During the meeting:
- CAPT Principal Investigator Wayne Harding provided an overview of SAMHSA's CAPT system and its accomplishments during its first year of operation.
- Regional Epidemiologist Melissa Boeke gave a presentation entitled The Role of Epidemiological Workgroups.
- Service to Science Coordinator Jessie Carlson gave a presentation entitled Making the Most of Service to Science.
- T/TA Specialist and Systems Analyst Carlos Morales delivered a specialized training entitled Social Media Use with Prevention and Cultural Competence.
- Division of State Programs Director Richard Moore, Chief of the Performance and Technical Assistance Branch of the Division of Systems Development at CSAP Patricia Getty, and CAPT Project Officer Carol McHale led a discussion of State issues, concerns, and needs for technical assistance.