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Focus On Prevention Guide


Description

This 62-page guide was developed to help a wide range of groups and communities move from concerns about alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug abuse to proven and practical solutions. It offers brief, practical, and easy-to-read information that is useful in planning and delivering prevention strategies.

Each two-page topic summary tells why the step is important and what it includes; provides tips on key tasks, choices, and pointers; and includes a highlight box with added advice or a diagram to show how the subject matter fits into the bigger picture.

This guide includes the following material:
  • "Focus On" topics
    • Community needs
    • Issues and audiences
    • Risk and protection
    • Community partners
    • Prevention theory
    • Planning
    • Strategies that work
    • Evaluation
    • Social marketing
    • Connecting with your audience
    • Media
  • Event timeline
  • Sample materials
  • Resources
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Focus-on-Prevention/SMA10-4120

Developer

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)

Funding Sources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 02/2006
  • Original Summary: 03/2007
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Last updated: February 13, 2013.