Prevention Technology Transfer Center
About the Northeast and Caribbean Prevention Technology Transfer Center
In the fall of 2018, Dr. Kristen Powell (PI and Director), along with Dr. Andrew Peterson (Co-PI and Co-Director),was awarded a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to establish the Northeast & Caribbean Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Northeast & Caribbean PTTC), covering New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. The Northeast and Caribbean PTTC team provides capacity building and development services to the prevention workforces in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands through technology transfer activities, including the delivery of multifaceted, culturally informed training, technical assistance, and research to improve knowledge and skills based on prevention science and evidence-based prevention practices. The Northeast & Caribbean PTTC strives to foster empowerment within the prevention community to employ effective strategies that can help to strengthen the conditions that contribute to societal consequences of substance misuse and population-level behavioral health disparities.
The Northeast and Caribbean PTTC works within a framework of empowerment and organizational capacity, focusing on community level approaches to improving prevention systems, and utilizing collaborative team science within local, state or territory, and national efforts to improve policy and prevention systems to increase positive health outcomes. Our research focuses on identifying prevention workforce capacity needs and readiness to effectively identify, select, and implement promising approaches to address substance use-related challenges and later measuring improved outcomes.
Our team includes Dr. Cory Morton (Co-I), Clare Neary (Project Coordinator), and Emilie Mankopf (Data Manager) as well as many graduate and undergraduate students. We partner with a team at Education Development Center and with Michael Chaple, Director of the Northeast and Caribbean Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC).
For more information, visit the Northeast and Caribbean PTTC website!