The purpose of this project is to: (1) produce profiles of substance abuse problems and policies covering alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs in three different cities; and (2) develop a guide to assist other communities in producing their own profiles. Drug Strategies will select three cities to profile, based on geographic and demographic diversity, range of policy perspectives, and progress of local substance abuse efforts to date. The grantee will employ the approach used in producing the state profiles to guide the new city profiles. Drug Strategies and the local advisory boards it convenes will assess: (1) extent of substance abuse; (2) crime; (3) cost to the community; and (4) health policy and status. A Community Substance Abuse Indicators Handbook prepared by Join Together and the Institute for Health Policy in the Heller School at Brandeis University, will be used to guide data collection and analysis. In addition, the profile will describe programs and expenditures. The juxtaposition of the problem and local responses may help officials and the public question current policies and strategies and identify more appropriate ones.
Amount Awarded $357,949.00
Awarded on: 2/21/1997
Time frame: 3/1/1997 - 9/30/1999
Grant Number: 31036