Dear friends, colleagues, partners,

As a prevention agency of highly skilled prevention specialists, Prevention Action Alliance values sound, public health measures. With the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, we understand that every citizen is at risk, and we support and value Governor DeWine’s decisive prevention measures to flatten the curve of this pandemic and slow the progression of this disease.

In the spirit of the Governor’s recommendation, Prevention Action Alliance closed its physical office operations on Monday, March 16, and moved to remote working environments. The full PAA team is still accessible through emails and phones during our normal working hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You may also contact us at

If you wish to reach us by phone, either email the staff member to set up a scheduled call or call our offices, 614.540.9985, and leave a voicemail for the appropriate person. Voice messages are emailed to our staff, so your call will be responded to as usual.

We will be following the Governor’s directives to determine the best course of action for the well-being of our employees and all Ohio’s citizens. We will keep you updated.

Here are some things you need to know about upcoming events. We have canceled most of our planned spring events in their original design.  We are creatively designing alternative formats for some of the events, so check our website, email communications, and social media for updates and new resources that we are creating for you.

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For a quick overview, these are the Prevention Action Alliance events that have been canceled:

  • Advanced Ethics
  • Problem Gambling 101 & Prevention Ethics
  • The G.A.P. Network Regional Summit – Southeast (Zanesville)
  • Statewide Prevention Coalition Association meeting
  • We Are The Majority Rally
  • The Statewide Prevention Coalition Association Annual Meeting
  • The Ohio College Initiative Annual Meeting
  • The Ohio College Initiative Presidents Luncheon
  • The G.A.P. Network Regional Summit – Northeast (Akron)

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

If you’d like general information about COVID-19, we recommend consulting with your local health departments, calling Ohio’s COVID-19 hotline at 1.833.427.5634, and visiting these websites:

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. In the spirit of prevention, we encourage you to continue the appropriate physical distancing, examine your working environment to balance your work needs, your health, and the health of those around you. It is important to take care of yourself. We encourage you to visit for more Ohio information

Let us continue to work together, keep communications strong, and keep all of Ohio safe, strong and healthy.

Be well –

Marcie Seidel