Planning and Implementing Policy, Enforcement, and Media Strategies: A User Guide

Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network, October 2020

This User Guide offers substance misuse prevention professionals working in agencies and coalitions a set of practical tools to support the implementation of three foundational environmental prevention strategies—policy, enforcement, and media. Working together, these strategies have been shown to be effective in reducing substance misuse by changing the conditions of a community—that it, by creating an environment that makes it easier for individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Because effective implementation begins with planning, this resource contains a collection of worksheets, brainstorming questions, and checklists practitioners can use to guide their planning efforts. These tools are meant to be used in tandem with existing syntheses of evidence-based strategies.

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