Learn about the exhibitors at this year's conference!
American Lung Association
"The American Lung Association's mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. We do this through education, advocacy, and research. For more than 115 years, Americans have trusted us to protect their lungs, whether it's researching treatments and cures for lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, including e-cigarettes, or advocating for laws that protect the air we all breathe. Our goals are big—defeat lung cancer, create a tobacco-free future, champion clean air for all, and improve the quality of life for those living with lung disease."
Lao Center of MN
Information on Opioid Services , mental health, community health, housing, gambling help and other general services
Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling
Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling (MNAPG), Minnesota affiliate to the National Council on Problem Gambling, is a non-profit, gambling-neutral organization dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesotans affected by problem gambling. MNAPG is a coalition of individuals and organizations sharing the belief that problem gambling is a serious public health problem that is both treatable and preventable.
MN Certification Board
The Minnesota Certification Board (MCB) is a non-profit agency dedicated to protecting the citizens of Minnesota by ensuring that certified professionals working in a wide range of professions are providing safe and competent services to the public. The MCB is a member board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. For over 40 years NAMI Minnesota has worked to promote the development of community mental health programs and services, change public attitudes about mental illnesses , improve access to services and increase opportunities for recovery.
Northern Lights Youth Services
Northern Lights Youth Services, Inc. (NLYS), is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation headquartered in Hillsboro, ND. NLYS was formed in 2003 with the primary task of providing oversight to the Northern Lights SADD program, but its mission goes further than that. The mission statement of NLYS is “to lead in the development and support of positive youth development,” and its vision is “youth realizing their potential”. NLYS will continue to strategically add programming and services to support its mission and the young people of our region, and to create a supportive environment for them in our schools, communities, and region. We have always sought new ways to reach young people directly and not be solely reliant upon school-based chapters. We believe in taking a holistic approach to prevention and positive youth development. Rather than focusing our efforts around specific issues, we prefer to address the whole person and cultivate an attitude and environment in which youth want to make the right decisions. Our newest initiative, called Northern Lights Pulse, strives to help teens and young adults better understand themselves, others, and the world in which they live. We hope that it will be a tool utilized by youth groups and organizations, as well as individuals who want to learn more about the issues that they are facing. We do not have all the answers, but we hope to be able to set our young people in the right directions to find the resources that they are looking for. There are several facets to this service, including this website, a blog, a podcast, and a social media presence whose sole purpose is to help you, our young people.
Northern Minnesota Suicide Prevention
Northern Minnesota Suicide Prevention is a Tribal County Partnership Grant through DHS to do Regional Coordination of Suicide Prevention across the northern 30 counties and seven Tribal Nations in MN. Five Regional Coordinators cover 30 counties to provide suicide prevention education and outreach. Regional Coordinators often attend community meetings with partners, such as substance use/abuse prevention, to find ways to collaborate with the overlap of co-morbid situations. The grant is hosted by Carlton County Public Health and Human Services, on behalf of the 30 counties, and work is done in close partnership with Fond du Lac Human Services.
Public Health Law Center
We collaborate with others to reduce and eliminate commercial tobacco, promote healthy food, support physical activity, and address other causes of chronic disease. We partner with Tribal health leaders, federal agencies, national health advocacy organizations, state and local governments, planners, researchers, attorneys, community coalitions, and individuals working on public health issues to create healthier communities around the country.
Restoration for All Inc.
Restoration for All Inc. (REFA) is a nonprofit, community-based, and African-led social multi-service organization that partners with individuals and communities to restore their cultural connections by addressing trauma, promote socio-cultural well-being and resilient connections. Our mission is to nurture and empower individuals, organizations, and communities to discover, renew, and restore their cultural connections with improved socio-cultural well-being.
Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN)
RAAN’s Harm Reduction and Prevention Programs provide a variety of services including HIV & HCV testing, safer injecting and smoking supplies, syringe disposal, naloxone training and distribution, and outreach and education on harm reduction and prevention of transmittable disease. Syringe Service Programs are located in Mankato, Duluth, Hibbing, and Virginia, MN, with additional outreach and education programs based in St Cloud. Services vary by location, but outreach, education, training, and naloxone distribution are available to all of Greater Minnesota. Other services offered by RAAN include medical case management, food vouchers, and transportation assistance for people living with HIV. RAAN also provides MNsure Navigation and Linkage to Care programs to link clients to existing services in their communities.
Sixth Judicial District Treatment Courts
The Sixth Judicial District Treatment Courts provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary response to justice involved individuals that breaks the cycles of addiction and crime through accountability and improved access to services. This leads to increased public safety, reduced recidivism, lowered costs, and strengthened families in our communities.
Three Star Government Solutions LLC
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTA Center) is a contractor supporting the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration working with Native Connections grantees, 988 tribal relations and other federal suicide and substance misuse prevention programs.
UW CHESS - Great Lake Prevention Technology Transfer Center
The Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Great Lakes PTTC) is located at the UW-Madison Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies. We are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide training and technical assistance services to the substance abuse prevention field including professionals/pre-professionals, organizations, and others in the prevention community.
Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc
The Deterra System is a safe medication disposal pouch or container that can be used at home or in a clinical setting. It is the safest, most effective choice used to destroy and properly dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications with the simple addition of tap water. Our mission, together with you, is to reduce drug abuse, misuse, diversion, and the negative environmental impact of pharmaceuticals and other harmful/addictive drugs, including opioids, fentanyl, vaping fluids, ""gummies"" and street drugs. Our goal is to be a prevention solution that will be impactful on communities to stop a serious problem before it begins. Deterra helps prevent diversion, misuse and abuse because the proprietary activated carbon used renders drugs inert and non-retrievable for all practical purposes. Its plant-based packaging and non-toxic ingredients prevent harmful chemicals from entering our landfills and water supplies, making the world safer for everyone.