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Learning collaboratives are a series of web-based trainings on a specific topic. Each series is available for $100 and provides access to live webinars during the current session and archived recordings to all completed webinars. Gain free access to learning collaboratives by purchasing an individual or campus membership.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participation in this event, please contact HECAOD at hecaod@osu.edu or call 614-292-5572.

Featured Learning Collaborative

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Join us for our upcoming learning collaborative experience focused on environmental prevention strategies. Led by subject matter experts, this six-part series will provide you with strategies for effective environmental prevention and how best to incorporate the newly learned content into your daily practice.

Access in included with Individual and Campus Memberships. Not an Individual or Campus member? Registration is $100 and includes access for up to 2 people.

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Live Sessions Include:

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Joan Masters

Environmental Prevention with a Strategic Prevention Framework

March 16, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Joan Masters

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how the environment impacts student health and well-being
  • Define what environmental prevention is and its role within a comprehensive prevention strategy
  • Identify the components of the Strategic Prevention Framework and how it applies to environmental prevention
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Reonda L. Washington
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Dr. John Clapp

The Role of Assessment in Environmental Prevention

March 24, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Reonda Washington & Dr. John Clapp

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how assessment is used to inform environmental prevention planning
  • Describe how surveys, like the Color of Drinking, can be used to measure the impact of student drinking on the environment
  • Define what an environmental scan is and describe how they are used to understand alcohol availability, access, and promotion in your community
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Dr. Sally Linowski
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Aimee Hourigan

Engaging Community Partners

April 6, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Dr. Sally Linowski & Aimee Hourigan

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of campus-community coalitions and who should be engaged with them
  • Identify strategies for establishing campus-community coalitions
  • Discuss the role of policy in a comprehensive prevention strategy and provide examples of policies that are effective at addressing collegiate substance misuse
  • List examples of community-based prevention strategies


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Interventions to Reduce Impaired Driving

April 20, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Dr. Jim Lange & Dr. Nancy McGee

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the issue of alcohol and drug-impaired driving on college students
  • Discuss strategies for addressing collegiate impaired driving
  • Discuss the role of law enforcement partners in addressing impaired driving
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Marian Novak
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Dr. William Dejong

Responsible Beverage Service

April 28, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Dr. William Dejong & Marian Novak

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the purpose of responsible beverage service
  • Identify the key elements of responsible beverage service necessary
  • Discuss how to use an environmental scan to facilitate RBS
  • Discuss how responsible beverage service is operationalized
  • Describe enforcement for responsible beverage service policies
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Dr. Bob Saltz

Evaluation Environmental Prevention Efforts

May 4, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Dr. Bob Saltz

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for evaluating environmental prevention initiatives
  • Give examples of how an environmental prevention strategy can be measured
Cost: $100 | Free for HECAOD Campus and Individual Members
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Past Learning Collaboratives

These LCs may be complete, but you can still view them!  Purchase one or all to view the archived recordings of the sessions below on our member portal.

Managing From the Middle Learning Collaborative

Effectively Communicating as a Supervisor

Managing Up: How to Lead When You Aren’t the Boss

Making the Case for Prevention & Recovery with Administrators

Putting it Into Practice

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Effectively Utilizing Social Media Learning Collaborative

Strategies for Social Media Use: Implications From Theory & Research

Styling Your Brand Story

Strategically Crafting Your Digital Campaign

Engaging Your Audience & Evaluating Success

Biennial Review Learning Collaborative

Introduction to DFSCA and Biennial Review

Inventory and Assessment of Programs

Policy Review and Policy Enforcement

Annual Notification, Conclusion, and Recommendations

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Partners in Prevention Learning Collaborative

Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol: Bringing Health Promotion into the Greek Community

Engaging Parents in Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

Engaging with Community Partners to Prevent Alcohol-Related Problems

Effective Collaboration Utilizing the Social Ecological Model in Fraternity and Sorority Life AOD Prevention Efforts

Harm Reduction Learning Collaborative

An Introduction to Harm Reduction

Community + University: Developing a Winning Team to Move Beyond the Part School Reputation

The Opiate Crisisand Implementation of Naloxone and Training on College Campus: Legal and Policy Perspectives

Naloxone on Campus?: Insight from Bridgewater State University Police Department

Change is Possible: Using a Comprehensice Approach to “Nudge” High-Risk Drinking Culture

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Cannabis Learning Collaborative Update

Evidence-Based Cannabis Prevention and Intervention Efforts for College Students

Using Health Communication Strategies to Address Cannabis Use

Cannabis Culture and Trends

What’s Up with CBD? Campus Policies and Concerns Regarding This Trending Cannabinoid

Plus All Sessions from the 2017 CLC

Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain: What Does the Evidence Say?

Not Your Parent’s Cannabis: Changing Trends in Cannabis Use

Colleges within Legalizing States: What Stays and What Must Change

Blunt Talk: Addressing the Myths of Cannabis with Collegiate Student-Athletes

Brief Interventions For Cannabis: Applying Motivational Interviewing Strategies

Cannabis Use Disorders: Using Evidence Based Interventions To Engage Students in Reducing Harmful Cannabis Use or Enter Recovery

Exploring the Changing Landscape of Cannabis Prevention and Education

Engaging Peers Learning Collaborative

An Overview of Peer Education

Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Peers

Strategies for Working Effectively with Greek-Affiliated Students: Gaining access, Getting buy-in, and Building rapport

Engaging Peers in Health Promotion and Prevention Efforts

Engaging Peers in Intervention and Recovery Supports on Campus

Award Winners and Innovators

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Prescription Drug Learning Collaborative

Why is Collegiate Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Necessary?

The Collegian’s Medication Experience

The Opioid Epidemic

Prescription Stimulants and the College Student

Public Policy Measures Relating to Prescription Drugs on Campus

A Plan for Action and Resources for the Collegiate Community

Recovery Learning Collaborative

College Recovery Programs 101

Built to Last: Change Leadership in Higher Education

Promoting Diversity within Collegiate Recovery Programs

Multiple Perspectives on Co-Occurring Disorders in Collegiate Recovery: Implications & Strategies

Recovery Housing: What You Need To Know

What Does it Take to Have a Healthy Collegiate Recovery Program?

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