Harbor House, Inc. has a long-standing history of prevention in Western Arkansas. Beginning as the first state organized prevention program in 1982, the Early Intervention Program (EIP) was the precursor to the RPP. The six counties that were initially provided services over 30 years ago are still receiving up-to-date and quality driven strategies today. By supporting the work of county coalitions, educational institutions, community and neighborhood organizations, our prevention programs foster a healthy and positive community.


Harbor House, Inc. Prevention Programs use six initiatives to support local, regional and statewide prevention efforts and programming.These include:

INFORMATION DISSEMINATION – Pamphlets, brochures, and posters are offered.

EDUCATION/TRAINING – Staff members are trained to provide workshops and in-service trainings on topics including addiction, tobacco prevention, prevention fundamentals, youth mental health first aid, and more.

PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION AND REFERRAL – Information is provided on treatment for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug addictions.

ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES – Community collaboration provides primary prevention as well as relapse prevention.

ENVIRONMENT STRATEGIES – Utilize data from the annual Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment (APNA) and conduct of yearly SYBAR Compliance Checks to assess tobacco accessibility in the region. The prevention efforts can address environmental changes and the impact at a regional level.

COMMUNITY-BASED PROCESS – Staff members are experienced in developing effective prevention programming using the strategic Prevention Framework Five Step Process:

  1. Assessment
  2. Capacity
  3. Planning
  4. Implementation
  5. Evaluation