Public Policy/Legislation

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... read more

Learn the Law: Preventing and Reducing Underage Drinking Series 1-24

SAMHSA: The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking, 2021 Alcohol remains the most widely used substance by young people. To address this public health issue, the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage... read more

Rhode Island Social Host Law Campaign

Rhode Island Regional Coalitions, 2021 The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions have partnered with JSI to establish a Social Host Law Campaign through the Partnerships for Success grant provided to the Regional Coalitions by BHDDH. The campaign aims to educate and inform... read more

State of Tobacco Control 2020

The American Lung Association, 2020 The 18th annual American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report evaluates states and the federal government on actions taken to eliminate the nation’s leading cause of preventable death — tobacco use — and save lives... read more

Cannabis Use Among Drivers in Fatal Crashes in Washington State Before and After Legalization – 2020 Research Brief

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, January 2020 Washington State Initiative 502 (I-502), effective Dec. 6, 2012, legalized possession of small amounts of cannabis for recreational use by adults aged 21 years and older. It also included a prohibition against driving... read more

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