PGAM is a grassroots campaign that depends on the participation of NCPG state Affiliate, organizational and individual members, state health agencies, gambling companies, recovery groups and a wide range of healthcare organizations and providers. Groups across America hold conferences, air Public Service Announcements, provide counselor trainings, host health screening days, run social media campaigns and many other activities to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services.
The 2021 PGAM theme is “Awareness + Action” #AwarenessPlusAction #PGAM
The goals of this national campaign are:
To increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment & recovery services.
To encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling.
Gambling Disorder Screening Day is Tuesday, March 9, 2021. This event, hosted by the Cambridge Health Alliance, is to educate and support healthcare providers in screening for #GamblingDisorder. Find the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen and other screening tools here, which can of course be used any day of the year. #PGAM #GamblingScreen #GDSDtoolkit
Click here for a list of PGAM events across the country. This page currently has over 30 events planned for 2021 – we will update continuously as new information becomes available. Some organizations did their press conferences virtually in 2020 once the pandemic started; some put the materials on DVDs or digital files and sent them to their press contacts that way. Many organizations held their conferences or trainings online.
Tell us about your events (click here ) to share it with the national problem gambling/responsible gambling community!
*Bitly is a URL shortening service and a link management platform. What follows are bitly links for three different web pages, which you may find easier to use in your promotional efforts through various communications vehicles:
Bit.ly/PGAM2021 – goes directly to the 2021 PGAM events submission page
Bit.ly/PGAM-NCPG – goes directly to the main PGAM page for information and toolkit (the one you are looking at now)
Bit.ly/PGAMFAQ – goes directly to the Problem Gambling FAQs page