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(also known as community needs assessment)
Getting to Outcomes Starts with a Survey
Preventing underage drinking in your community is possible!
But to get outcomes, you must first pin down the problem.
HEARTS for Families hosted an online town hall meeting to discuss:
- The importance of needs assessments
- How to collect and interpret data through community surveys
- How surveys can help you acheive results and impact your community
Collaborating for Community Change
HEARTS for Families is developing a team to reduce alcohol use, access and binge drinking among Georgia’s youth. We are partnering with the following types of agencies:
• Government Agencies
Statistics in Georgia
|• Alcohol is the third leading cause of death.||• Alcohol is the most frequently used drug before the age of 13.|
|• Among high schoolers who consume alcohol, 82% do so at their home or someone else’s home.||• 21% of high schoolers have their first drink before age 13.|
|• Alcohol is associated with an increased risk for sexual assault, physical assault, and academic problems.||• An average of 2,375 people die from alcohol-related injuries or illnesses each year.|
Georgia has been chosen to be a trailblazer for establishing a network-based, multi-level, statewide system to assist communities in implementing prevention programs for underage drinking.
What is the Georgia Strategic Prevention System (GASPS)?
What does this mean to you?Your agency or a representative from your agency can help build capacity and infrastructure for this region, by claiming your spot at the table to meet the specific needs of your community associated with underage drinking.
What’s the Goal?
Collaboration! To work together and administer a needs assessment provided by the state, that will identify community-specific needs. Through strategic planning and implementation, we will create community-level change!