252737 Prevention at the community level: Drug Free Communities

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 9:06 AM

Cindy Schaider , Casa Grande Alliance, Casa Grande, AZ
Abstract: A balanced approach at the community level necessarily involves and engages all parts of the community, including prevention, education, business, the faith community, and law enforcement. The Casa Grande Alliance, a Drug Free Communities Support Program grantee, has worked with all parts of their community to implement a cohesive solution to the local conditions that make youth substance use a serious problem.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
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 Presidentís 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: Executive Director of Drug Free Communities funded Coalition
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.