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Vision

Build a community responsive to the life threatening nature of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. Make prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse and related problems a priority.

Mission

Provide leadership based on prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Purpose

The purpose of the Commission for Substance Abuse Prevention is to leverage resources to support the campuses in identifying, implementing, and delivering evidence-based strategies for alcohol and other drug prevention.

Primary Functions

  • Provide leadership and support for the implementation of evidence-based strategies across the 20 campuses (online education modules, BASICS, and others),
  • Provide professional development opportunities and increase understanding among faculty and staff of evidence-based strategies and existing models within the University system and at other institutions,
  • Encourage and support efforts through grants, other sources, and an annual best-practices award program, and
  • Strengthen assessment efforts to identify and monitor prevention strategies and evaluate initiatives including facilitating the US Department of Education biennial review process.

Next Meeting

Thursday, January 29, 2015     9:30-10:30 a.m.    205 Student Health Center, University Park, PA