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Upcoming Events
  • 22nd Annual Summer Youth Swimming & Water Safety Program

    06/20/2017 08:00am to 07/28/2017 12:00pm

    Hagatna Swimming Pool (map)

    June 20 - July 28, 2017
    8:00AM - 12:00PM 
    For participants 5-15 years old 

    For more information, contact:
    GBHWC Prevention and Training Branch 
    Telephone: 477-9079 thru 9083 or 477-8861/63 Fax: 477-9076



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  • Connect Suicide Postvention Training (Social Service)

    05/31/2017 08:00am

    Pacific Star Hotel 2nd Floor Ballroom Level (map)

    Connect Suicide Postvention Training increases the capacity of community organizations and service providers to respond effectively to suicide deaths and prevent additional suicides and promote healing for survivors of suicide loss.  The shock and grief can ripple through the community and affect family, friends, co-workers, schools and faith communities.  Connect Suicide Postvention Training helps service providers respond in a coordinated and comprehensive way in the aftermath of a suicide or any sudden death.

    Training is from  8:00am to 5:00pm at Pacific Star Hotel. 

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  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group

    05/11/2017 06:00pm

    PEACE Office Hagatna (map)

    Survivors of Suicide Support Group.  A safe place for friends and families who have lost a loved one to suicide and  can share and be supported by one another.  SOS Support Groups are held every 2nd Thursday for the month from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  For more information call Michelle Sasamoto at 477-2304.

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  • NCD Alcohol Prevention Team Meeting

    05/11/2017

    09:30am to 10:30am

    PEACE Office (map)

    NCD Alcohol Prevention Team Meeting
    Location: PEACE Office Large Conference Room
    May 11, 2017 
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 

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  • TCAT Meeting

    05/10/2017

    03:00pm to 04:00pm

    PEACE Office (map)

    Tobacco Control Action Team (TCAT) Meeting 
    May 10, 2017
    3:00PM - 4:00PM
    Location: PEACE Office Small Conference Room

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  • PEACE Council Meeting

    05/10/2017 02:00pm

    PEACE Office (map)

     Governor's PEACE Advisory Council Meeting
    May 10, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: PEACE Office 


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Updates

prevention Prevention through Partnership



Guam’s 5-Year Strategic Prevention Plan was written for the community, by the community.  In it are the Pillars for Success, the guiding principle to achieving our shared vision – an island community empowered and committed to making informed decisions and choices towards a healthier future for themselves and others on Guam. Today, various community-based organizations have committee to bringing this plan to action.
For those interested, we provide valuable information.
Help is available, and it can start with you
Learn how can can be part of Guam's prevention movement.

Underage Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Tobacco Use, & Suicide

It takes a community to bring about solutions to these issues.
Let's work together in addressing them for a healthier Guam!

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Underage Drinking
Data from the state Epidemiological Outcomes Workshop (SEOW) reveals that both heavy drinking and binge drinking are significantly higher among adults on Guam as compared to the US. Almost 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 7 youth are binge drinkers. > More info about Underage Drinking
Tobacco Control
Over 60% of Guam’s smokers want to quit. Other tobacco users want to quit, too, but many need help to overcome the powerful addiction to nicotine. > More info about Tobacco Control
Suicide Prevention
Guam endures a disturbingly high rate of suicide among its youth and adult population; close to 60% of all suicide deaths on Guam occur among those 30 year and younger. Suicide is the 5th leading cause of death on Guam with approximately one suicide death every two weeks. > More info about Suicide Prevention
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