Principal Investigator: Robert L Flewelling
Sponsor: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (through subcontract from RTI)
(10/1/2000 - 6/30/2002) Proposal Abstract
This project focused on the evaluation of a non-randomized community-based trial in Vermont, in which 23 community coalitions were funded for three years to select and implement a comprehensive mix of research-based prevention strategies designed to reduce substance use prevalence among adolescents. Data from three successive biennial administrations of the statewide Youth Risk Behavior Survey were used to assess this goal, along with process evaluation data that were used to guide the interpretation of the findings and inform post hoc sub-group analyses.
The source of the funding was a State Incentive Grant (SIG) awarded to the State of Vermont in 1997 by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). The process for allocating funds to communities was through a competitive community grants program managed by Vermont’s Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs (ADAP). Grant recipients (also referred to as “sub-recipients”) were required to be existing multi-agency coalitions from one or more geographically defined communities. The coverage boundaries for the sub-recipients were required to coincide with the boundaries of one or more of Vermont’s 60 school districts, or Supervisory Unions (SUs) as they are called in Vermont. Therefore, each coalition was defined as serving either one complete district or, in a few cases, several contiguous districts.
The purpose of this subcontract is to support the continued involvement of Dr. Robert Flewelling (former RTI Project Director), and to provide for an uninterrupted continuation of the work on this project.