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ERIC Number: EJ1099083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
Effective Strategies to Reduce High Risk Drinking among College Students and Residents in an Urban Environment
Brinkley, Marsha; Zeigler, Donald W.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2007 n3 Sum 2007
An urban American university, Georgia Institute of Technology, established a campus-community coalition to reduce high risk drinking, its harms and second-hand effects among university students and residents of the Atlanta community. The Atlanta-based institution was part of a ten-year, ten-university project, A Matter of Degree (AMOD), administered by the American Medical Association with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and evaluation by the Harvard School of Public Health. The Georgia Tech program, GT Smart, sought to change campus and community policies that affect the alcohol "wet" environment that passively permits or actively encourages high-risk drinking. Unlike the other nine AMOD coalitions, Georgia Tech had an additional challenge of residing in a major urban environment. However, the coalition systematically and effectively addressed campus issues and undertook change in both local neighborhoods and municipal policy alcohol-control measures. The project's successful comprehensive strategies of civic engagement and confronting political barriers provide important lessons for other urban communities and university environments.
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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: Georgia
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