As your coalition moves through its assessment activities, it is wise to adopt templates that have been used successfully in other communities. A few important tools in your coalition toolbox may include: community perception surveys, pre/post parent engagement surveys, student use surveys, retail scans for alcohol/tobacco/e-cigs, monitoring online advertising (happy hour, specials, etc.), geo-mapping, Photo voice projects (with youth), and free online polling applications.
Below are the four core measures valued by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, SAMHSA, and NIDA.
- Perception of Harm
- Perception of Parental Disapproval
- Perception of Peer Disapproval
- 30 day use
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