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In 1998, a group of prevention professionals in Maryland came
together to form a professional association to promote
prevention as an important field throughout the state. This
active group created position papers, defined prevention for
other professionals, assisted in statewide planning efforts in a
way employees are often unable to and provided assistance to
others in the prevention field. Since then MAPPA has served as
a forum for discussion of issues, a means of networking within
the field and a voice to articulate prevention concerns.
Although the State of Maryland has made gains in alcohol,
tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention over the last fifteen
years, Maryland still has an epidemic of alcohol, tobacco and
other drug problems.
MAPPA provides a forum to address these issues.