March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month!!
Month Long Event (march)
Problem Gambling Awareness Month Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a grassroots campaign of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) that
Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a grassroots campaign of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) 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 throughout the country.
Every March, 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.
In Pennsylvania, Problem Gambling Awareness Month has been recognized by Governor Josh Shapiro – see proclamation below:
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
Interested in participating? There are many ways you can get involved!
Host a Screening Day
March 14th is Gambling Disorder Screening Day – a day when we encourage everyone to screen for gambling disorder. For more information about Gambling Disorder Screening Day, click HERE
Share Information about PGAM
Share social media posts and include information in emails and newsletters.
Attend the CCGP Statewide Conference