This study explored the process of adoption and implementation of a school-based drug and alcohol prevention program, Project ALERT, in the country of Chile.
Feb 19, 2016
This is one of the first qualitative event-based studies to understand the various mechanisms through which multiple factors influence condom use decision making among homeless youth.
Nov 26, 2014
Study Design to Develop and Pilot-Test a Web Intervention for Partners of Military Service Members with Alcohol Misuse
Alcohol misuse among military service members from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan is over two times higher compared to misuse in the civilian population.
Sep 1, 2014
This infographic illustrates how communities can withstand and recover from disasters by building resiliency.
Aug 18, 2014
This infographic illustrates how communities can become more resilient as they plan ahead for potential disasters.
May 23, 2014
Description of fidelity rating tools for the Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts (BRIGHT) and BRIGHT-2 interventions for depression and substance abuse, interrater reliability of measures, and a training plan for coders.
Aug 24, 2011
Examines ways in which communities can improve their ability to withstand and recover from adversity.
Feb 22, 2011
Provides a roadmap for federal, state, and local leaders who are developing plans to enhance community resilience for health security threats and describes options for building community resilience in key areas.
Feb 22, 2011
This review lays a foundation for upcoming analyses that will provide a working definition of community resilience, identify activities for building resilience, and offer associated metrics.
Jan 11, 2010
Describes the problems and positive aspects of deployment that have an impact on the retention intentions of reserve component families.
Mar 4, 2009
Analysis of Risk Communication Strategies and Approaches with At-Risk Populations to Enhance Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: Final Report
Analyzes risk communications and public health messaging strategies and approaches with at-risk populations to enhance emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.
Jan 9, 2009
Community Prevention Handbook on Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Evidence-Based Practices
Substance abuse is, and has always been, an indisputable fact of life. People -- especially young people -- abuse various legal and illegal substances for any number of reasons: to intensify feelings, to achieve deeper consciousness, to escape reality, to self-medicate.
When, Where, Why and with Whom Homeless Women Engage in Risky Sexual Behaviors: A Framework for Understanding Complex and Varied Decision-Making Processes
Impoverished women worldwide are at high risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. This study explores how homeless women make risky sex decisions and the role that alcohol and drugs play in this process.
Presents the results of interviews with reserve component personnel and spouses, focusing on their deployment experiences and military career intentions, and suggests how the Department of Defense can better support guard and reserve families.
Dec 5, 2008
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Management for Vulnerable Populations: Task 4: Compendium of Risk Communications
To assist planning and response efforts for vulnerable populations, the authors created a compendium of communication, outreach, and education materials related to emergency preparedness, response, and recovery for those populations.
Jul 8, 2008
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Management for Vulnerable Populations: Task 3: Literature Review
Reports on a literature review concerning promising risk communication approaches and messaging strategies to address the communication limitations or barriers facing vulnerable populations before, during, and after a public health emergency.
Jul 7, 2008
Brief Motivational Interviewing for Teens at Risk of Substance Use Consequences: A Randomized Pilot Study in a Primary Care Clinic
The current study examined the impact of a brief motivational interviewing (MI) intervention (Project CHAT) on alcohol consumption and drug use for high-risk teens in a primary care clinic that provides health care for underserved populations.
Uses network theory and social network analysis to outline the core dimensions of connectivity used to develop and measure progress in multiagency public health collaboratives between governmental and nongovernmental sectors.
Enhancing Public Health Preparedness: Exercises, Exemplary Practices, and Lessons Learned, Phase III: Task B2: Final Report: Promoting Emergency Preparedness and Readiness for Pandemic Influenza (PREPARE for PI): Pilot Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative
Describes a pilot program for using quality improvement techniques in the area of public health -- specifically to prepare for a flu pandemic.
Jul 25, 2007
Discusses a new approach to high school redesign, "early college," a model that features a rigorous academic course of study that engages students in college-level work in grades nine through fourteen. Early college is a subset of dual enrollment programs providing opportunities for students to complete high school and college credits with the same courses.
Apr 1, 2007
Quality improvement (QI) methods have been used in many industries to improve performance and outcomes.
Apr 1, 2007
Many adolescents use alcohol and drugs (AODs); however, most do not seek help because of stigma or confidentiality concerns.
Mar 1, 2007
This fact sheet summarizes a RAND study to show how quality improvement methods can be used to improve the emergency preparedness of the U.S. public health system.
Sep 6, 2006
Facilitated Look-Backs: A New Quality Improvement Tool for Management of Routine Annual and Pandemic Influenza
Describes a new quality-improvement tool that public health agencies can adopt to regularly look back at each routine annual influenza season to systematically institutionalize knowledge from one influenza season to the next.
May 19, 2006
Develops a framework for applying quality improvement (QI) in public health; investigates the applicability of those models to public health emergency preparedness.
Apr 14, 2006
Enhancing Public Health Preparedness: Exercises, Exemplary Practices, and Lessons Learned: Assessing the Adequacy of Extant Exercises for Addressing Local and State Readiness for Public Health Emergencies
Develops and applies criteria for assessing the design of emergency response exercises used at the local, state, regional, national, or international level.
May 24, 2005