Helping Communities Make Informed Strategic Decisions
Use of alcohol and tobacco as well as abuse of illicit and prescription drugs impose a huge burden on the state of Wyoming.
To help address this issue, the Wyoming Department of Health funds community prevention programs throughout the state. Community prevention professionals implement diverse prevention programs intended to reduce use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
This project is intended to support these prevention efforts by providing information on the evidence base and effectiveness of environmental substance abuse prevention strategies.
The Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming, under contract to the Public Health Division of the Wyoming Department of Health, created an inventory of environmental substance abuse prevention strategies targeting alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs employed in Wyoming’s state-funded prevention system and assessed the evidence base and effectiveness of the evidence for each identified strategy.
Updates to this strategy were made, in part, with the valuable input of the Hawaii Department of Health.