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WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT

The Prevention Alliance of Tennessee (PAT) is a public health nonprofit working to create healthier a Tennessee by reducing the burden of substance abuse. PAT’s core membership is comprised of over 50 Coalition members who tackle substance abuse issues in their own counties across the state. Together, our alliance fosters collaboration and leverages resources to enhance environmental strategies and targeted statewide services in the fields of substance abuse prevention and public health. PAT Coalitions implement data-driven and evidence-based programs across the state, helping build Tennessee’s capacity to create stronger, healthier communities, families and individuals. Together, our alliance fosters collaboration and leverages resources to enhance environmental strategies and targeted statewide services in the fields of substance abuse prevention and public health. PAT Coalitions implement data-driven and evidence-based programs across the state, helping build Tennessee’s capacity to create stronger, healthier communities, families and individuals.

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Community coalitions are comprised of parents, teachers, law enforcement, businesses, religious leaders, health providers and other community activists who are mobilizing at the local level -- and statewide under the Prevention Alliance umbrella -- to make their communities safer, healthier and drug-free.

GOALS

Reduced substance use among Tennesseans.

Reduced risk factors and strengthened protective factors that prevent substance use and build resiliency

Tennessee is a leader in strengthening and supporting effective, coordinated, statewide prevention.

OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY

Strengthen capacity and infrastructure in support of substance use prevention in Tennessee

Inform and advocate for alcohol safety, substance use prevention and public health policy concerns to Tennesseans and lawmakers

Coordinate the implementation of data-driven and evidence-based substance use prevention strategies

Prevention Alliance of Tennessee (PAT) Three-Year Goals

  1. Build and Strengthen PAT Infrastructure: Clearly outline and build out the organizational infrastructure, processes, relationships, and systems needed to ensure the long-term stability and growth of PAT. 

  2. Marketing and Communication of Expertise: Capture and consistently communicate PAT’s expertise in the area of substance use prevention to key stakeholders to support PAT’s mission of advocating for effective policies.

  3. Empower Substance Use Prevention Coalitions: Serve as the trusted resource to build, connect, support and grow substance use prevention coalitions across Tennessee.

  4. Diversify Funding Sources: Increase the total number of PAT funders and total amount of PAT funding further ensure its long-term viability and ability to build out the infrastructure needed to further PAT’s mission. 

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Testimonials

Preventing substance use disorders is critical to the health of Tennessee.  PAT provides over 50 local coalitions an excellent opportunity to leverage resources and strengthen primary prevention efforts statewide.

 

Robin Racine | Director of Drug Free Tipton

"PAT has been an integral part in the statewide expansion of our Count It! Lock it! Drop It! prescription drug abuse prevention initiative.  PAT's advocacy and network of support is an immeasurable asset to prevention in Tennessee."

 

Kristina Clark | Program Manager, Count It! Lock It! Drop It!

“PAT of Tennessee has been extremely helpful in all collaborative work we've engaged in with them, and they are a valuable resource for prevention coalitions in Tennessee.  

 

David Collins | Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

“PAT of Tennessee has been extremely helpful in all collaborative work we've engaged in with them, and they are a valuable resource for prevention coalitions in Tennessee.  

 

David Collins | Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation