The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

3285.0: Monday, November 11, 2002 - Board 5

Abstract #42489

Electronic prevention community prganizer ( An online tool for prevention policy advocacy

Lynn C. Cook, MHS, CHES1, Jeffrey A. Hoffman, PhD2, Susanna Nemes, PhD2, Jennifer Weil, MA2, and Kelly Munly, MS2. (1) Danya International, 8737 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301 565-2142,, (2) Danya International Inc, 8737 Colesville Road, Suite 1200, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Environmental strategies for substance abuse prevention seek to change the social context in which tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs are used, through reducing availability and challenging beliefs about the acceptability of substance use. This social change comes about as a result of passing wise public policy. Our website,, funded under a Small Business Innovative Research contract from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), gives prevention policy advocates the tools and resources they need to conduct effective policy advocacy campaigns. It also provides a “portal” through which advocates working on similar issues in geographically distant communities can network with one another. We will present the preliminary results of a case study evaluation in which four community-based organizations applied in the implementation of a variety environmental strategies for substance abuse prevention.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

Keywords: Advocacy, Substance Abuse Prevention

Related Web page:

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I have a significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
Relationship: Danya International owns the website

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