243578 Gaps, Strategies and Recommendations for Secondary Prevention of Youth Binge Drinkers

Monday, October 31, 2011

Hanadi Hamadi, Doctoral Student, Master of Health System Management , Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
There is a significant increase in youth binge drinking in Arlington County due to the lack of secondary interventions. Gaps, and inconsistencies are present in the process flow between school systems, juvenile courts and parents. The project was designed to address the need for an intervention program for decreasing youth binge drinking. The methodology included researching the process of the current system and the gaps. Recommendations included: (1) development of a first-time user identification model; (2) development of a week-long program; (3) applying for state and federal grants; and (4) establishing buy-ins by all three parties involved in the process.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the gaps, and inconsistencies that are present in the process flow of youth binge drinkers between school systems, juvenile courts, and parents. 2. Assess policy level and system level recommendation to reduce youth binge drinking on a county level.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol Use

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I have started and completed this research project for my Master's degree. The research findings were integrated into the county level health department.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.