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Marijuana Prevention Enhancement Site
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River Valley Behavioral Health RPC
P.O. Box 1637

Owensboro, KY 42302
Phone: (270) 689-6563
Fax: (270) 689-6677
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm ET

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Dianne McFarling
(270) 689-6563

The Marijuana Prevention Enhancement Site (MPES) is hosted by River Valley Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center. With the recent inception of this PES, expect many updates to this Web page.

The MPES utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework to mobilize communities in assessing, building capacity for, planning, implementing, and evaluating marijuana prevention initiatives.


  • Technical assistance for communities.
  • Analysis of effective prevention strategies and activities for marijuana prevention.
  • A database of current literature and legislative alerts related to marijuana.

Marijuana PES Manager

Dianne McFarling joined the River Valley Regional Prevention Center in October 2000. She received her bachelor's degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a master of arts degree in organizational communication from Western Kentucky University.

Dianne received the Robert Straus Award for Outstanding Service in Substance Abuse Prevention in 2007. She completed the Master Trainer Program with the Commonwealth Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention in 2006. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Certification Board for Prevention Professionals and as a faculty member for the Kentucky Prevention Academy.

Last Updated 2/21/2017 9:29:57 AM
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