SAMHSA Funds PTTC Network!
The Prevention Technology Transfer Network (PTTC) joins the ATTC and MHTTC Networks!
Like many other chronic medical conditions, substance use disorders are both treatable and preventable. The PTTC will be comprised of one coordinating office, 10 regional and two focus area grant recipients to provide intensive technical assistance and learning resources to prevention professionals. The PTTC Network will deliver training and technical assistance on practices that have proven effective in transferring knowledge and skills, tailored to the local needs of specific technical assistance recipients. A primary goal of the PTTC Network will be to help prevention organizations make effective changes that produce measurable changes in outcomes.
The PTTC Network will also work in the crucial area of opioid overdose prevention by promoting the use of naloxone, the life-saving medication used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Training on how to administer the antidote will be made widely available to first responders, prescribers, patients, employers, and family members.
The PTTC Network will also partner with community health centers and primary care settings in implementing evidence-based practices for substance use disorder screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. In addition, the PTTC will promote effective school-based strategies such as including prevention in health education programming, linking students to community programs, and increasing parent engagement.