209302 Challenges in disseminating model programs for community alcohol prevention

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:48 PM

Linda M. Bosma, MA, PhD , Bosma Consulting, LLC, Minneapolis, MN
CMCA is one of only two alcohol policy programs designated by SAMHSA as a Model Program. This Model Program status is often necessary to fund local programs with federal funding, yet we have little information about the essential components for implementation at the local level. Most alcohol policy research focuses on intervention (piloting and testing approaches) or on outcomes (reductions of alcohol consumption and related problems after implementation); but almost no research exists that looks at how this research gets into community practice. Understanding and supporting implementation is essential to further expand alcohol policy work by local practitioners.

Learning Objectives:
Identify two lessons learned for assisting communties in implementing model programs

Keywords: Alcohol, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Part of CMCA research developer team
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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