ERIC Number: ED474116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Community How To Guide On Underage Drinking Prevention: Coalition Building.
National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives.
Coalitions have been used successfully in the United States to tackle a number of seemingly intractable problems. For communities that want to reduce their underage drinking problem, putting together a broad-based coalition can bring substantial dividends. In this guide, readers will learn the steps that bring together a diverse group of people in pursuit of a common goal. A coalition checklist is included in the Appendix that provides a list of every conceivable organization that may have an interest or stake in the underage drinking issue. To assist communities in sustaining their underage drinking prevention coalition or organization, this booklet discusses ways to overcome obstacles and gives specific ideas on how to keep the effort going. In addition, the reader will learn how coalitions can support critical programs in the community including enforcement and education, thereby making the effort even more relevant to the key target groups. Finally, the booklet details ways to market the coalition and provides concrete examples of how the coalition can communicate with the public and its members. Samples are provided for an organizational brochure and a newsletter. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Cooperation, Community Coordination, Community Programs, Drinking, Guides, Prevention
For full text: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/alcohol/Community Guides HTML/Guides_index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives.
Note: For the series of "Community How To Guides," see CG 032 272-279.