ERIC Number: ED474121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Community How To Guide On Underage Drinking Prevention: Public Policy.
National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives.
Targeting public policy is a necessary part of a successful underage drinking prevention effort. This guide details how coalitions and organizations can effectively work to change public policies that impact underage drinking. The booklet first explains the elements of public policy including laws, regulations, and the policies and practices of public institutions. Tips are provided on effective ways to impact each of these elements so that a clear, consistent message can be delivered throughout the community on the dangers of underage drinking. Because changing laws and regulations are often viewed by many people as a difficult and daunting task, the booklet provides the tools communities can use in dealing with the legislative process at either the federal, state or local level. To clear up any confusion regarding an organization's involvement in this process, guidelines are given on what is and what is not allowed. To help coalitions and organizations get started, the booklet gives examples of opportunities that can jump start a public policy initiative. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Coordination, Community Programs, Court Role, Drinking, Guides, Laws, Legislation, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy
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 032 271-279.