IN MEMORY OF DR. AMANDA BURKE
Dr. Amanda Burke had long served on the NCPG Prevention Committee, where she chaired the Social Media and Communications subcommittee for many years. Dr. Burke passed in December 2022.
The purpose of the Prevention Committee of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to advocate for the inclusion of effective prevention services as part of the full continuum of care of problem gambling services through advocacy, awareness, education, and capacity building. Our principles regarding the prevention of gambling disorders are outlined in “Prevention of Gambling Disorders: A Common Understanding" (below).
Our current goals are:
to strengthen the problem gambling prevention community through recruitment, more effective communication and enhanced resource sharing, and
to advocate for, and support, the development and sustainability of infusing evidence-based prevention programs and models into alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention and counseling programs.
"Prevention of Gambling Disorders: A Common Understanding"
2022 NCPG Conference - Boston, MA (left: Alison Drain, NC and James Syphax, OH; right: Mike Buzzelli, OH)