Randomized trial of a data-driven technical assistance system for drug prevention coalitions
This 5-year project will study the effectiveness of the Coalition Check-Up technical assistance system for supporting community coalition implementation of evidence-based drug prevention programs. The model is a low-cost and generalizable approach for supporting coalitions to achieve community-wide reductions in youth substance abuse. The study seeks to estimate the impact of the Coalition Check-Up on coalition capacity, implementation of evidence-based programs, and youth substance use. The ultimate goal of the project is to increase coalition member engagement, help communities invest their resources wisely, and promote healthy youth development.
Dr. Louis Brown, Principal Investigator