Community Framework for Preventing Alcohol and Other Drug Problems Through a Systems Approach: The Future by Design

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DIANE Publishing, 1995 - Drug abuse - 221 pages
Topics included in the framework are as follows: initiating a community-wide prevention effort; leadership; maintaining the momentum; activities; building resources; assessment (knowing the impact of prevention efforts); and partnerships through cooperation, coordination, and collaboration). The purpose of the framework is to state clearly and succinctly the parameters to guide a community in developing an effective prevention effort.

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