Innovative Community-Based Prevention System Reduces Risky Behavior in 10-14 Year Olds – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A study of a community-focused prevention system, called Communities That Care, shows as students in the system progressed from the fifth through the eighth grade fewer started alcohol use, tobacco use, binge drinking, and delinquent behavior. Dr. Belinda Sims of the National Institute on Drug Abuse says the results of this trial confirm that the proper tools can give communities the power to reduce risk for problem behaviors across a community.
Dr. Sims: The significance of this study is that it’s showing that by implementing evidence based approaches in a very systematic way we can have a community wide impact on youth health risking behaviors.
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