SPH Alumna, Hilary Fannin, Selected for SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program

Hilary Fannin, a graduate of the School of Public Health, was selected as the SAMHSA Vermont Prevention Fellow for the 2015 - 2017 Prevention Fellowship Program. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). The objective of the program is to build a workforce of substance abuse professionals. The 2-year fellowship program will enable fellows to participate in Web-based and in-person trainings to improve their skills and their knowledge of prevention practices. Trainings will focus on competency areas such as behavioral health promotion, the Strategic Prevention Framework, community organization, public policy and environmental change, program planning, and evaluation. Fellows will receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000, and will be assigned to mentors from participating State agencies across the United States and U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions. Fannin earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Social Behavior and Community Health from SPH in December 2014. She began her fellowship placement in October 2015.