Rise and Thrive – Better Together: Leveraging Campus-Community Partnerships to Address Alcohol Harms (VIRTUAL)

Alcohol is the most commonly misused substance among college students and its related harms can negatively impact both the campus and community. Because of this, it requires town-gown collaboration and a comprehensive prevention approach to prevent alcohol harms. This panel will explore environmental prevention strategies for addressing alcohol misuse and highlight three collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol harms within their campus and community.

Guest Panelists

Jennifer Catlett, LCSW
Director of Counseling Services, Carson-Newman University

Brooke Leach, LMSW
Counselor and Outreach Coordinator, Carson-Newman University

Molly Linder, M.Ed
Communications Assistant, Missouri Partners in Prevention

Jim Lange, PhD
Executive Director, Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery


The Ohio College Initiative will host a series of webinars through September of 2022, in collaboration with the Rise and Thrive Campus-Community Partnerships. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with state and national experts through a series of webinars that promote campuses and communities working together. Throughout the series, you will learn how to build connections between students, staff and community providers that result in improved access to supportive higher education environments and services.

The webinar will be at no cost to participants and continuing education (CE) hours will be offered.

The Rise and Thrive Partnerships: Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; PreventionFIRST!; the Ohio College Initiative, a program of Prevention Action Alliance; the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health; the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery, and the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service.