252736 Bringing evidence-based substance use prevention strategies to scale

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:48 AM

Zili Sloboda, ScD , Research and Development Center, JBS International, Inc., North Bethesda, MD
Abstract: A key challenge for a public health approach is to bring evidence-based substance use prevention strategies to scale. Major issues are the definitions and criteria for determining what are “evidence-based” prevention policies and programs; identification of gaps in our knowledge-base regarding effective interventions; and challenges to sustained prevention programming within the community.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the consequences of drug abuse and dependence in America Explain the key principles of the President’s National Drug Control Strategy and its increased emphasis on a public health approach Discuss how evidence-based approaches are developed and implemented through research, community action, and clinical preventive services Assess the challenges of moving to a public health approach to reducing the consequences of drug use

Keywords: Alcohol, Other Drugs

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Extensive expertise in evidence-based program implementation
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.