The Prevention Partnership, Inc. was originally founded with the mission of enhancing the development of youth, their families and communities, through education, prevention, intervention and health promotion programs. Today, the principles of positivity, power and performance drive the agency as we strategically and cost-effectively engage communities of need to nurture healthy families, healthy schools and healthy neighborhoods.

Prevention Partnership is dedicated to using cost effective, evidence based solutions to improve the lives of those in communities of unmet need.

2015-The Great Lakes Urban Initiative Behavioral and Public Health Initiative Orientation and Planning Program supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Two representative from Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana;  Detroit, Michigan; Minneapolis, Minnesota, Columbus, Ohio; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 7 and 8, 2016 hosted at the Trickster Native American Gallery/Museum Schaumburg, Illinois.

2014- Healthy Educational Lifestyle Project (H.E.L.P.) IDHS violence prevention pilot project implemented in 10 youth sites in the community, with the goal of allowing young people to solve their own neighborhood’s violence concerns while increasing social and emotional skill sets.

2013- Illinois Department of Transportation Seatbelt Safety/Responsible Driver Initiative in the Austin, Chicago community; awarded to the Austin Coalition for Healthy Lifestyles.

2012-Present- Illinois Department of Human Services awards the agency a grant for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project; the intent is to bring prevention and education programming to Southland Cook County high school students, with the goal of reducing STI/HIV and teen pregnancy rates.

2011- The Prevention Partnership, Inc., through the Chicago Heights Alliance secured a Model Communities grant from the Cook County Department of Public Health, with the goal of improving nutrition and opportunities for physical fitness in the community (Non Motorized Transportation Plan, Healthy Hotspots conversion, youth soccer/basketball tournaments, revision of SD 170 school nutrition plan, healthy taste tests, etc.)

2011- Bethany Advocate Health Care HIV/AIDS Youth Peer Health Educator Project implemented in the Austin, Chicago community.

2010- Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and The Prevention Partnership, Inc. are collaborating on a Tobacco Prevention Project for youth in Austin and its neighboring communities in Chicago.

2010- Healthy Fatherhood Demonstration Program in collaboration with the Community Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA).  This program consisted of two components Healthy Marriage Seminars and Economic Stability Seminars.

2008-2009- Peer Leadership Prevention Education and Parent Involvement Program was recommended by the Illinois Department of Human Services as the State’s Most Promising Prevention Program.

2007-Present: Implemented and evaluated the Illinois State Prevention Bowl in collaboration with major sports venues (United Center, Wrigley Field, Toyota Park, Soldier Field, US Cellular Field, etc.) and their respective teams, bringing together youth from across northern Illinois to compete in their substance abuse prevention and health promotion knowledge.

2007-Present: The Prevention Partnership Inc. is 1 of 18 grantees of the Illinois Department of Human Services Strategic Prevention Framework- State Incentive Grant (SPF/SIG), which is focus on underage drinking and is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

2004-Present:  Conducted 4 Midwest Faith-based Conferences on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse program design, implementation and evaluation.  In the past 2 years has received funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, through the McFarland Group to conduct Conferences on Sustainability and Capacity Building.  This year we will be also collaborating with the Illinois Department of Public Health in their July Conference on Emergency Preparedness.

2003: Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Community Health and Prevention contracted with The Prevention Partnership, Inc. to conduct 6 Regional Conversations/Search Conferences throughout the state to receive feedback from the field of prevention on how to improve and enhance prevention services.  A seventh session to report findings was conducted, followed by a written report.

2002: Initiated and managed the first HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse Legislative Breakfast Co-chaired by Congressman Danny K. Davis from Illinois and Congresswomen Donna Christian Christiansen from the Virgin Islands held at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC, on Capitol Hill.

2002: In December, as part of its recognition of World AIDS Day, the Chicago Department of Public Health awarded The Prevention Partnership, Inc. its “Award for Excellence for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services”.  Information for this award is gathered by an independent review panel and the department considered 36 organizations for the award.

2001-2005:   The   HIV/AIDS   and  Substance   Abuse   Prevention   for   African American  Women  Project  was also  part  of  the  Center  for  Substance  Abuse Minority HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative (Cohort 2), with similar results as the agency’s youth initiative

1999-2002:   The Prevention Partnership’s HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse Prevention for African American Youth Project (Cohort 1 ) was part of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Minority HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative.   The agency was one of 47 programs representing different parts of the United States. The executive summary reports from The Prevention Partnership, Inc.’s local evaluator  (Loyola  University  Chicago)  stated “All  three  components  of  the program were well executed”.  Site visits summaries from JSI Research Institute also indicated a high level of satisfaction and consider the program one of the most successful in the National Initiative.

1997-2000: The agency, through our HIV/AIDS/STD’s Initiative Director, co- founded and co-chaired the West Side HIV/AIDS Regional Planning Group, which today has over 50 member organizations, and holds monthly meetings at The Prevention Partnership, Inc.

1997-1999:  Provided   training   and   technical   assistance   to   the  Davenport Community School District High Schools (2) in Davenport, Iowa on Leadership and Diversity, using the Peer Leadership Program. The agency also developed an inter-disciplinary curriculum on prevention and diversity.

1995 – 1998: Provided training and technical assistance to the St. Paul Public School District (Daytons Bluff Elementary School) in St. Paul, Minnesota on Peer Leadership, Violence Prevention and Peer Mediation.

1990-1995:  Several  (approximately  25)  community  organizations  requested training and technical assistance from The Prevention Partnership, Inc. and both the City of Chicago and the MacArthur Foundation approved it as the fiscal agent for The Campaign for a Drug Free Westside.

1993-Present: According to the Chicago Department of Public Health, The Prevention Partnership, Inc. has been a leader in HIV/AIDS prevention services (youth, women and the faith based community) on Chicago’s west side.

1987-Present: Ongoing relationship with the Chicago Public Schools on establishing Youth Peer Leadership Programs, HIV/AIDS/STI’s and alcohol and other drug, violence prevention education.

1987-Present:  Provided training and technical assistance to Chicago Public Schools and Cook County South Suburban Communities in addressing alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, HIV/AIDS and other social and health related problems. Kimberly Fornero, Chief Bureau of Community Prevention for Illinois Department of Human Services summed up the effects of The Prevention Partnership, Inc. on these communities when she wrote, “The Prevention Partnership, Inc. has been a pioneer in the development, implementation and evaluation of services in our state, especially in our very high risk communities.”

Prevention Partnership believes the best way to empower individuals and communities is by helping them to empower themselves.
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