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College Drinking Task Force Report and Associated Materials


Raynard S. Kington, MD, Ph.D.
Acting Director
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health

Task Force Report and Related Materials

  • Task Force Report published on April 9, 2002
  • Related materials produced included:
    • 2 Panel Reports
    • 3 brochures
    • Planning and Evaluation guide
    • Journal Articles
    • Press Release
  • College-drinking Web site Launched

Media Attention and Outreach

  • Report findings seen by over 155 million people or more than half the American population
  • Extensive briefings for “stakeholders”

College Drinking Web site
www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov

Web Site Statistics - April and May

Total
Hits Entire Site (Successful) 1,709,434
Average Per Day 56,440
Visits Visits 1,236,693
Average Per Day 2,690

Public Demand for Printed Material

  • Over 7,000 copies from one university for brochures
  • Cost reimbursement

Congressional Interest in College-age Drinking

  • Senate Government Affairs Hearing
  • Fall Breakfast--Senator Reed

Research Funding Opportunities

FY 1998 $400,000
FY 1999 5 grants $2 million
FY 2001 16 grants $7.8 million ($.9 million from non-NIAAA sources)
FY 2002 and FY 2003 $8 million ($4 million each year)

Collaborative Activities

  • Federal Partnerships
  • College and University Presidents
  • Constituency Organizations

Collaborative Activities: Federal Partnerships

SAMHSA
jointly funding 5-year Multi-campus prevention study

U. S. Department of Education
town meeting

Collaborative Activities: Regional Workshops

Goals:
  • Share information
  • Motivate Presidents
  • Encourage the use of research-based interventions
  • Provide specific products
  • Encourage discussion

Collaborative Activities: Constituency Organizations

  • National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
  • American College Health Association (ACHA)
  • Utah State Division of Substance Abuse Policy Forum

Annual Updates

  • Concurrent with National Alcohol Screening Day
  • State-by-State Epidemiologic Data Planned

Conclusion

  • Task Force Report is not an ending but a beginning
  • Provides the foundation for science, rather than anecdote, to guide college drinking prevention efforts

Historical document
Last reviewed: 9/23/2005


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