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ERIC Number: EJ1073043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1932-5037
Implementing an Alcohol and Other Drug Use Prevention Program Using University-High School Partnerships: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Milroy, Jeffrey J.; Orsini, Muhsin Michael; Wyrick, David L.; Fearnow-Kenney, Melodie; Wagoner, Kimberly G.; Caldwell, Rebecca
American Journal of Health Education, v46 n5 p310-313 2015
Background: School-based alcohol and other drug use prevention remains an important national strategy. Collaborative partnerships between universities and high schools have the potential to enhance prevention programming; however, there are challenges to sustaining such partnerships. Purpose: The purpose of this commentary is to underscore challenges faced by health education practitioners when implementing and sustaining a university-high school partnership-based alcohol and other drug education program, emphasize strategies for addressing these challenges, and discuss implications for practice based on lessons learned. Three common themes emerged: (a) lack of regular face-to-face meetings, (b) novice implementation personnel, and (c) teacher turnover. Strategies for overcoming these challenges are presented in this commentary and discussed in detail. Translation to Health Education Practice: Program developers ought to consider lessons learned presented in this commentary to enhance and sustain university-high school partnerships in health promotion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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