Tools to Assess Community Readiness to Prevent Substance Misuse
SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, 5/13/16
“Readiness” describes the degree to which a community is willing and prepared to address prevention needs. This resource provides a list of tools that practitioners working to prevent substance misuse can use to assess their community’s readiness to address identified needs, and to prioritize those needs accordingly.
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