Scans & Surveys

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.

  1. Perception of Harm
  2. Perception of Parental Disapproval
  3. Perception of Peer Disapproval
  4. 30 day use

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