The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy is a public health consortium with members drawn from research, policy and practice. Its aim is to identify opportunities to develop public health interventions that could lead to new policy and programmes to address major health problems in Scotland.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids aims to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world through advocating for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, helping smokers quit and protecting everyone from second-hand smoke.
Sample of resources provided on the Campaign's website:
- Facts sheets & research updates
- Campaign information
- State, federal & global initiatives
- Youth action information
The AlcoholPolicyMD.com website is dedicated to promoting public and patient health by encouraging physicians and physician organisations to:
Our purpose is to help grantees, organisations, federal partners, and many other stakeholders do their work in planning, implementing and enhancing prescription drug monitoring programmes. The Centre provides assistance with:
- Developing policy and information for PDMPs
- Collecting and reporting performance measurements
- Hosting regional and national conferences
- Participating in interstate data sharing
- Planning/implementing new PDMPs
Prevención Familiar is a Family Prevention platform launched by IREFREA that aims to engage family organisations and professionals working in the field to actively participate in the prevention of risks (such as alcohol and drugs) that affect young people.
Know the Truth is the teenage substance abuse prevention programme of the Minnesota Teen Challenge. It is dedicated to serving Minnesota communities by providing educational programmes that teach teenagers, parents, teachers and community members about the dangers of teenage drug and alcohol use and constructive methods of abstaining from such use.
Reconnecting Youth (RY) Inc. is dedicated to researching, developing, testing and disseminating prevention programmes for youth at risk and to training those who use RY programmes to implement them with fidelity. RY evidence based programmes have been recognised for over a decade as models for evidence-based prevention and are included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Kinder stark machen is a governmental organisation that provides comprehensive life skills training to children aged 4 and up across Germany. In their efforts to prevent substance abuse and equip children with the necessary skills to make healthy decisions they work closely with parents, teachers, caretakers, sports clubs and the community at large.
The PACT (Prevention, Advocacy, Choices, Teamwork) Coalition aims to empower southern Nevada with the resources to prevent substance abuse and promote recovery through culturally competent advocacy, education, stigma reduction, support, and outreach.
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to facilitate cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse.
The Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CASAR) is located in the department of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). The center's primary aims are to advance research on the prevention, identification, referral and treatment of adolescent drug abuse, and to promote the application of research knowledge to service providers and clinic settings. Center researchers also study a wide range of adolescent problem behaviors related to drug abuse, including problem gambling, ADHD, and juvenile delinquency.
Klasse 2000 is a widespread evidence-based school prevention programme implemented in primary schools throughout Germany. The programme equips children aged 6 to 10 with life skills, promotes a healthy lifestyle, strengthens their self-esteem and fosters positive relationships.The programme has been proven to reduce alcohol and tobacco use later on in life.
The State Agency for the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems (PARPA) was established in 1993. It is a specialised government agency subordinated to the Minister of Health. It develops and presents expert opinions on draft laws and action plans in the field of alcohol policy. PARPA also aims to provide information and education and develop and implement new methods of prevention and solving alcohol-related problems.
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is a non-profit corporation composed of judges, prosecutors, defence attorneys, and clinical professionals that all aim to improve the justice system by using a combination of judicial monitoring and effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to change their lives. NADCP provides training to over 3,000 Drug Court and problem-solving court professionals annually at its national conference addressing substance abuse and crime.
Alcohol og Samfung is a nation-wide organisation founded in 1903 and covering 8 member non-government organisations working in the alcohol policy field. Its aim is to inspire, inform and coordinate preventive efforts in the field of alcohol abuse and addiction and to reduce harm done by alcohol. The organisation's activities are focussed on:
The agencies of the AKDN are private, international, non-denominational development organisations. They work to improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Africa, without regard to faith, origin or gender. Its programmes are designed to bring a critical mass of economic, social and cultural activities to bear on a given area.
ASPAC-NGO is a coordinating body on drug prevention and solution between NGOs in Asia and the Pacific region and the United Nations and other international organisations.
Dougie (Doug-e) The Drug Dog is an innovative programme that was created by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). The purpose of the programme is to provide families, schools, and communities with a multi-pronged approach to educating and reducing prescription drug abuse. Dougie provides parents, educators, and others the ability to provide quality, positive, and age appropriate information for kids 2-10 years of age.
JBS International, Inc. (JBS) is a women-owned business that offers a broad and diverse set of management and information technology (IT) services to public- and private-sector clients. Established in 1985, JBS has worked with clients to successfully design solutions that focus on opportunities and address challenges—always with an emphasis on understanding the specific health, social, and educational needs of people across the lifespan and from all walks of life.
Humanitarian Welfare Foundation (HWF) a non profit, non governmental organization..HWF believes in upholding human values and the society, which ensures equality, justice and non-discrimination. HWF believes that in order to change the future of marginalized sections of the society, it needs to be organized and empowered, and HWF can provide them a forum for collective voice and action. HWF is working for the development of down trodden communities with the participation of the related communities.
Intervene is a blog, part of the Partnership at Drugfree.org, that brings together a community of experts, parents and caring adults concerned about teens’ alcohol and drug use who aim to share their insights, inspiration, guidance and help.
Phoenix Futures is a provider of services for people with drug and alcohol problems, offering services within community, prison and residential settings in England and Scotland. The organisation brings positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by substance misuse by supporting service users at every stage of their recovery which includes: engagement on the streets and in communities, harm reduction at drop in centres, structured day programmes, supported resettlement and services within prisons.
NEFSADA is an NGO working in the fields of drug prevention through sports, advocacy and lobbying.
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