The Business of Prevention

11:30 AM
12:45 PM


Prevention organizations have evolved from working in a single-sector set-up to engaging with multiple cross-sector partners and stakeholders to address social determinants of health and achieve safe and healthy communities. Prevention is still the most cost-effective and humane approach communities can embrace. This session will focus on the backbone and foundational issues that make prevention organizations sustainable, in order to effectively address ongoing community challenges.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Determine what is necessary for your organizational structure (the bare necessities), indirect rates, real estate and AmeriCorps volunteers

2) Conduct courageous and uncomfortable conversations, such as “how to get divorced from your fiscal agent and still be friends” or “to merge or not to merge”

3) Understand the difference between leveraging vs. layering, collaborating vs. coordinating and supplanting vs. supplementing for maximum impact and outcomes

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day


Beverly Watts Davis
Chief Officer for Resource Development and Program Support
WestCare Foundation
Costella Green
Director of Programs
WestCare Foundation