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Rural Prevention Conference (in person)

Connection & New Beginnings


Prevent Coalition and the Rural Network are hosting this in-person gathering of rural prevention professionals, educators, and passionate volunteers. The Rural Prevention Conference will bring together and engage people focused on issues of great importance to rural communities. 

Experience two days of learning, networking, and solution building. Get an overview or take a deep dive into all aspects of rural prevention with an opportunity to share, learn, and discover new strategies to better engage rural communities and partner with them more effectively. This conference is designed for community leaders, residents, and professionals who seek to create a stronger Washington State.

Save the Date:

Thursday September 22, 2022 from 12 – 4 p.m.
and Friday September 23, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Yakima Convention Center
10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901


By the end of this 1.5 day event, participants will have:

  • Connected with prevention peers across rural Washington,
  • Strategized around rural network action plan and advancing prevention efforts in rural Washington,
  • Learned latest science, data analysis, and equity initiatives in the substance misuse prevention field.



  • Where: In-Person - Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901
  • When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 12 – 4 p.m. & Friday, September 23, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Other:
    • Keynote speaker and breakout session topics will be shared closer to the event. 
    • A draft agenda is provided on the event website. 
    • Lunch is provided on Thursday September 22; Breakfast and a to-go lunch are provided on Friday September 23. 
    • This event is eligible for 7 clock hours through PDEnroller, if needed. Certificates provided upon request. 
    • Holiday Inn and Red Lion Hotel have offered government rate to guests. Visit the conference website for information on booking through our program code.

For more information email the team at

Date and Time: 
September 22, 2022 - 11:30am to September 23, 2022 - 1:30pm
File attachments: 
Yakima Convention Center 10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901