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National Prevention Week for Spanish-speaking individuals

April 29, 2014
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently launched a series of new web pages in Spanish to engage the Hispanic/Latino community in SAMHSA’s third annual National Prevention Week -- a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of and action around substance abuse and mental health issues.

The pages provide resources in Spanish designed to make it easier for Spanish speakers to participate in this annual health observance. Visitors can now jump from English to Spanish content, a new feature added to SAMHSA’s redesigned website.

“In the United States, 37.6 million people aged five and older speak Spanish at home,” said Frances M. Harding, director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. “This new website reflects SAMHSA’s commitment to empowering more Hispanics and Latinos to prevent substance abuse and promote mental health in their communities.”