In 1996 the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention launched a project to help colleges and universities promote evidence-based "environmental management" policies designed to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse.
The environmental management approach moves beyond a focus on changing behaviors of individuals to identifying and changing those factors in the physical, social, legal and economic environments that promote and abet alcohol and drug problems.
In 2003 the project moved to the Education Development Center, a Newton, Mass., a nonprofit educational promotion organization. This report uses the Education Development Center as the grantee name. The project ended in 2008.
The Education Development Center: