Alcohol-related Outcomes of the Day One Community Partnership

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Community and Global Health (CGU)

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Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Mental and Social Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Substance Abuse and Addiction


This paper presents the alcohol-related outcomes of the Day One Community Partnership, a coalition located in a diverse urban community in Southern California that implemented comprehensive alcohol abuse prevention activities based on a public health model. The most promising outcome was the adoption and implementation by city government of a comprehensive policy to reduce alcohol availability. A school-based survey indicated that from baseline to three-year follow-up, there was a trend towards reductions in 30-day alcohol use for youth in grades 7, 9, and 12, and a marginally significant decline in 7-day alcohol use among high school seniors. There was an inconsistent pattern of changes in alcohol-related outcomes such as beliefs and behavioral intentions. Possible explanations for the pattern of results are discussed.

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© 1997 Elsevier Ltd.