The BHA Office of Prevention and Wellness (OPW)

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  • Provides Statewide leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the use and/or misuse of substances that adversely impact health and safety.
  • Conducts analysis of meaningful data collected by reliable sources on an ongoing basis to drive system goals, priorities and funding.
  • Promotes effective evidence based practices that enable Maryland's communities, and other organizations to apply prevention knowledge effectively to a myriad of issues that impact the health wellness of individuals and communities.

For more information on specific OPW programs, activities, and reports:






Anti-Stigma Resources​


For more information on other BHA prevention programs and activities: