Prevention Ethics

Overview of the Prevention Ethics Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

This series offers a unique interactive experience that explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics using realistic examples designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to manage challenging situations in their work. The learning series is structured to also provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to application of an ethical decision-making process.


Between November 4 – 19, 2019. The specific day/time for each weekly session will vary depending upon your location. Please click the “Register Now” icon below to view the full list of scheduled days and times for your specific location.

  • Session 1 (Technology Orientation Session): November 4, 2019, 3:00pm – 4:30pm PST
  • Session 2: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 3:00pm – 4:30pm PST
  • Session 3: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:00pm – 4:30pm PST
  • Session 4: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 3:00pm – 4:30pm PST


Jill Parker, BS, has been working in the field of public health for over twenty years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Utah Association of Local Health Departments and Utah Association of Local Boards of Health. In this role she coordinates with and supports the 13 local health departments across the state, serves as a legislative liaison, and works to spread the message of the essential role of public; health in communities. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Utah Coalition for Opioid Overdose Prevention and the Utah Poison Control Center Advisory Board.


  • Define ethics and related terms
  • Describe the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics
  • Use an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics


  • Substance misuse prevention practitioners located in the Northwest (HHS Region 10) states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
  • Prevention practitioners who would like to become a Certified Prevention Specialist or need continuing education hours to meet re-certification requirements.
  • Please note: This training is reserved for prevention professionals working in HHS Region 10.
  • Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn about similar courses available to them.


  • View a 20-minute video prior to the first session on November 4, 2019 on how to use and maximize the videoconferencing platform
  • Attend a live one-hour Orientation to Technology Session on November 4, 2019 at 3:00pm PST.
  • Commit to attending 4 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times and complete weekly independent learning activities.
  • Have access to appropriate technology to utilize online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)
  • Actively participate and be on camera during 90% of the scheduled series time. This is not a webinar series and active participation to gain/improve skills is required.

Continuing Education Requirements: In order to receive up to 9 continuing education hours, participants are expected to view the video tutorial; attend the live technology introductory/orientation session; complete individual readings and learning activities as assigned; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in group discussions.  Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.

PLEASE NOTE:  This EPLS is not a webinar series. Active participation is essential to gain and improve skills. Registrants enrolled in this series are required to attend the Technology Orientation Session November 4, 2019 at 3:00pm PST. If you cannot attend these sessions, you will forfeit your attendance.

In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by November 4, 2019 in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time.

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