Performance Improvement 1999. Substance Abuse Prevention

02/01/1999

TITLE: Evaluation of High Risk Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiatives Funded in 1994 and 1995

ABSTRACT: This project is designed to conduct an evaluation of the 48 High Risk Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiatives funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) in 1994 and 1995, especially in regard to the following areas: (1) female adolescents, (2) high risk youth (HRY), and (3) replication of model programs for the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among high risk youth. The purpose of the evaluation is to: (1) assess the impact of all programs in preventing or reducing the use of ATOD among youth at high risk for such behaviors, and (2) assess the effectiveness of specified intervention strategies in reducing the risk factors or enhancing the protective factors on which the specific programs are focused.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Soledad Sambrano, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-9136

PIC ID: 6044

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: EMT Associates St. Louis, MO

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 4/30/00
 

TITLE: Cross-site Evaluation of the Community Prevention Coalitions Demonstration Grant Program

ABSTRACT: This project will conduct a cross-site evaluation of the Community Prevention Coalition (CPC) grant program over a five-year period. The goals of the evaluation are to assess: (1) the extent to which coalitions of service organizations created by the program are able to implement comprehensive and coordinated alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention programs through an expanded and non-duplicative service delivery base; (2) the extent to which coalitions are able to achieve measurable reductions in the incidence and prevalence of ATOD use, and improvements in ATOD-related social, health and safety consequences among all age, ethnic and vulnerable groups within grantee communities; (3) the contributions of various prevention strategies to site-specific outcomes and to general prevention outcomes in those sites where measurable changes are made; and (4) those characteristics common to coalitions where measurable changes are achieved, as well as those that differentiate successful coalitions from unsuccessful ones. The contractor will be required to collect process and outcome data for analysis from coalitions. In addition, data collected locally by grantees and archived community-wide indicators will be used.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Shakeh Kaftarian, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-9136

PIC ID: 6042

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Cosmos Corporation Bethesda, MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 5/31/00