ERIC Number: ED397381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Making Prevention Work.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
This booklet provides data and information to show that substance abuse prevention is working and encourages all sectors of society to become involved. Twenty percent of the document features background information about what's working to prevent substance abuse, lists of risk and protective factors, data that show the relationship between substance abuse and society's problems, and organizational and bibliographic resources. Eighty percent of the document consists of a chart book of camera-ready facts, figures, charts, and graphs that can serve as a quantitative primer to prevention. The fact sheets summarize data that establish alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs as significant cofactors in other major public concerns. The sheets were designed to raise awareness and help generate support for prevention programs and policies among legislators, business leaders, media, educators, health care providers, and others in the community. The information is designed to accommodate the needs of diverse groups of organizations, individuals, and levels of government. Among the materials designed to enlist the help of the media are samples of a press announcement; an opinion editorial; a letter to the editor, along with a sample cover letter; a public service announcement; and newspaper ads. A fold-out chart gives a point-by-point strategy for reaching the media, and offers advice on how to place public service ads and announcements. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.