Southeast PTTC (HHS Region 4) Focus Area - Policy Change
Policy change can be an effective strategy for prevention professionals to address community-level issues around alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The Southeast PTTC has a proven track record of training the prevention field on the process of developing and promoting local policies to change the context. The resources below provide a foundation for students, professionals, and researchers to gain skills to be more effective in the policy arena.
This course provides an overview of how policy change can be an effective strategy for prevention professionals to address community-level problems with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The goal of the course is to dispel some of the concerns around policy and help community coalitions and partners see that it is feasible, do-able and most importantly, impactful.
Course 2: 10-Steps of Policy Change
This course provides an overview of a 10-step policy framework adopted and modified by the Southeast PTTC - The Policy Adoption Model. Prevention providers will follow the path of a fictitious prevention coalition as they develop and implement a local policy campaign. This course provides information about how a local policy campaign can address alcohol, tobacco and other drug (A-TOD) issues in communities with a local policy campaign.
Both of the asynchronous E-Courses are housed at:
The Southeast PTTC Policy Guidebook
IMPLEMENTING POLICY TO PREVENT ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND OTHER DRUG MISUSE - A Guidebook
This Guidebook was developed by the Southeast
Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) to
provide a framework for advancing evidence-based
policy strategies in local communities.
Resources from around the Network:
Southeast PTTC Focus Areas
Resources to promote and enhance the capacity of the prevention workforce.
Resources to center equity in prevention work.