DFC: Drug Free Communities

The Drug Free Communities (DFC) project, funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is aimed at reducing problems related to underage drinking and substance use by preventing the onset and reducing access to and use of alcohol and illicit substances among youth in communities covered by the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) – the counties of Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton in Nebraska. The project focuses on addressing protective and risk factors, as well as identified issues related to health disparities. The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is used to guide the project through careful planning, strategic implementation, and effective evaluation.

The Methodology & Evaluation Research Core (MERC) is contracted to conduct the evaluation, which consists of process and outcome evaluation, including interviews with project staff and community members as well as assessing outcomes of ELVPHD’s DFC programming to assist the project in meeting its goals and objectives.                                                                                                       

Jennifer RuttEvaluation Project Manager

Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility at SBSRC

Lincoln NE 68583-0866