Pilot development of state statistical profiles on substance abuse
The purpose of this project is to determine the feasibility of developing a mechanism to assist state policymakers assess the appropriateness of their current policies regarding alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Drug Strategies will collaborate with the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors to develop state "profiles" in California, Florida and Massachusetts. These profiles will be designed to assist officials to track, modify and or initiate programs that will reduce substance abuse within their state. To develop each profile, Drug Strategies will engage a panel of knowledgeable individuals from state and local agencies, both public and private, as well as academicians and researchers, to agree upon a set of indicators which establish a baseline of information in four broad areas: alcohol, drug, and tobacco use; crime; cost to society; and health policies and outcomes. Each profile will also include key local individuals' perceptions of the effectiveness of state-wide alcohol, drug, and tobacco efforts.
Amount Awarded $200,238.00
Awarded on: 4/15/1994
Time frame: 5/1/1994 - 10/31/1995
Grant Number: 24010