New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center Tip Sheet
Topic: Creating a Prevention Strategy for Monitoring and Responding to Emerging Drug Trends in Your Community
In every New England community, drug trends will come and go, but a comprehensive, data-informed prevention plan can be effective no matter the drug use issue you are addressing. Just as important, are the partnerships needed to help monitor what’s going on in the community, and for mobilizing a prevention response to those emerging trends.
This tip sheet brings together key components communities and prevention organizations need to have in place to effectively monitor, and respond to, these emerging drug trends. The document also includes links to resources and tools you can use in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of your prevention response.
If you need further training and technical assistance responding to the emerging drug trends in your community, reach out to the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center: [email protected]