Center for Prevention Action

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Center for Prevention Action

About this Center

The Center for Prevention Action strives to influence community conditions and circumstances to reduce community level alcohol, tobacco, and other substance use/misuse.

Environmental Strategies
PreventionFIRST! utilizes environmental strategies based on the belief that substance abuse is a product of multiple environmental conditions and circumstances. Examples of environmental strategies include:

  • Accessibility of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Media messages
  • Rules and policies of the social institutions 

Seven Strategies for Community Change

  1. Providing Information
  2. Enhancing Skills
  3. Providing Support
  4. Enhancing Access/Reducing Barriers
  5. Changing Consequences (Incentives/Disincentives)
  6. Changing Physical Design
  7. Modifying Policies

*Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

For More Information:

Christi Valentini-Lackner, BS, OCPC
Chief Program Officer
513-751-8000 ext. 16