The Partnership for a Drug Free New Hampshire was organized in 1994 under the NH Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS). The goal of the Partnership is to share scientific evidence about substance misuse. The Partnership strives to create a state where anyone in New Hampshire can find answers and solutions to deal with substance use disorders.
The Partnership has been a trusted resource for NH and by joining the Partnership, your organization can help individuals, families, and communities, get informed, get involved, and get help! As a Partner, your organization can work with a group of dedicated organizations and communities to help reach NH residents who might be struggling with substance misuse.
During the summer and fall of 2020, JSI updated and rebranded the Partnership’s website, www.drugfreenh.org. The goal of the Partnership is to engage prevention partners around the state and share the most recent prevention resources. The Partnership has also continued to strengthen its media relations to promote public conversation about substance misuse and plans to continue to develop new initiatives and partnerships.
The Partnership is launching a communications training series in 2021. The series of training will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: Basic Social Media 101, How to write: a Press Release or a News Release, and Utilizing a Survey Tool to understand, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices. This series of trainings will be hosted on the Partnership website, recorded and saved for future viewings. You can also request SUD technical assistance through the Center for Excellence.
The Partnership is currently funded by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, donations from the public, and a SAMHSA Land Grant with the University of New Hampshire.