ERIC Number: ED217031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Illinois Alcoholism Prevention Initiative: A State-Wide Health Promotion and Primary Prevention Project.
Floyd, Jerald D.
Two resource centers were funded by the Illinois Alcoholism Prevention Initiative to facilitate primary prevention and health promotion efforts at the local level. Located in DeKalb and Springfield, the centers assisted the Illinois State Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Division of Alcoholism in building a body of knowledge on strategies and approaches, in coordinating and encouraging the exchange of ideas, and in channeling information and resources to appropriate service providers in communities. By working with existing local community agencies and resources, the resource centers tailored health promotion strategies to community needs on a statewide basis. The program emphasizes proactive activities that prevent, reduce, or eliminate causes of health problems, especially problems related to alcoholism or drug abuse, for citizens of all ages. Center administrators and staff members have varied backgrounds, including community mental health, drug education, governmental studies, alcoholism counseling, technical management, and media development. Technical assistance is offered to schools, local human service agencies, and community organizations. The centers strive to provide the information, skills, and environment to encourage people to exercise control over their health. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Houston, TX, April, 1982).