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Planning to Address Problem Gambling as a Community Issue

March 13, 2024
10:00 am
– 12:00 pm EST
2 Contact Hours



Problem gambling is a preventable public health issue, and community-led approaches are an effective way to address shared community concerns. The field of problem gambling has been historically disconnected from community initiatives grounded in equity and social justice. Hence, partnerships and collaborations are essential to the acquisition of resources needed to realize shared goals. Effective community-led initiatives collaborate with, recognize, and build on the strengths, resiliency, and existing leadership in disproportionately impacted communities. Community-led development is an approach in which local community members work together to identify goals that are important to them, develop and implement plans to achieve those goals, and create collaborative relationships internally and with external actors—all while building on community strengths and local leadership. This training will define components of a community-led approach and explore ways to engage those most impacted by problem gambling to develop partnerships and an action plan to achieve common goals with community partners.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define components of a community-led approach
  • Describe the need to lead with a strength-based approach by recognizing and building on community strengths, resiliency, and leadership.
  • Identify ways to engage populations who have been historically oppressed and/or populations most impacted by problem gambling in community settings
  • Explore common partnerships and collaborations that can leveraged for resources (people or financial) while achieving shared goals
  • Identify common data sources for indicators related to problem gambling, barriers and gaps in available data related to problem gambling and underage gambling, and ways to access data to identify disparities or other populations at disproportionate levels of risk
  • Developing a collaborative action plan to address problem gambling


Contact Hours


Track and Competency Level

Problem Gambling
, Intermediate