Led by Sarah Chilenski (Penn State) and Louis Brown (University of Texas), this 5-year project will study the effectiveness of the Coalition Check-Up technical assistance system for supporting community coalition implementation of evidence-based drug prevention programs. Aims of the study are to:
- Estimate the impact of the Coalition Check-Up on coalition capacity
- Estimate the impact of the Coalition Check-Up on implementation of evidence-based programs
- Estimate the impact of the Coalition Check-Up on youth substance use
Advancement of the Coalition Check-Up evidence base will encourage model usage as a low-cost and generalizable approach for supporting coalitions to achieve community-wide reductions in youth substance abuse. The ultimate goal of the project is to increase coalition member engagement, bring additional resources to Pennsylvania communities, and promote healthy youth development.
Pennsylvania community anti-drug coalitions who may be interested in receiving technical assistance through this study are encouraged to contact Sarah Chilenski. Additional information is available in this flyer.