Innovative Community-Based Prevention System Reduces Risky Behavior in 10-14 Year Olds – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A community based prevention system called Communities That Care, or CTC, reduces risky behavior in 10-14 year olds.
Dr. Sims: It’s a system.
Narrator: Dr. Belinda Sims is a Health Scientist Administrator with the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Dr. Sims: And it was designed to help communities identify specific risk and protective factors for the target populations they wanted to work with. And identify and implement evidence-based preventive interventions that address those elevated risk factors in those communities.
Narrator: A trial, called the Community Youth Development Study, showed students in CTC communities were 32 percent less likely to begin using alcohol. For more information, visit www.nida.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
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