Awareness & Education

Substance use prevention starts with becoming more aware of substance issues or concerns, then learning about strategies that can help reduce those concerns. Visit these links for more information and education about substance use and related consequences:

Learn more about opioid prevention on our website here.





We provide a wide range of trainings offering education and support to our community. Learn more about some of the trainings we offer by clicking the links below:

To learn more about training opportunities, click the button below to view our Training Calendar.


BRIDGE – Blending Resources & Ideas for Development, Growth, & Engagement is a virtual networking and collaboration meeting that takes place most months on the last Friday at 9:00 am. Sessions usually include time for participants to share agency updates and collaboration opportunities, get to know regional partners, and learn tips for overcoming barriers in the community betterment field. We encourage you to join us at the next session! For more information, please email Anna Simonson at


The PRC works with coalitions across 21-counties of Southwest Missouri, offering training, technical assistance, and support to help them prevent substance use and related consequences in their local community. They do this through implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework to build resilience and improve the community. Coalitions are open to the community and involvement is encouraged. You can learn more about our coalitions on our coalitions webpage.

To learn more or become involved with a local coalition, fill out our Prevention Interest Form.