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HECAOD - Environmental Prevention is a Course

HECAOD - Environmental Prevention

Started Mar 3, 2022

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Full course description

Six Live Sessions:

Environmental Prevention within a Strategic Prevention Framework

March 16, 2022 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET | Joan Masters

The campus and community environment plays an important role in the use and non-use of alcohol and other drugs by students. Because of this, strategies that address the environment are a critical piece of a comprehensive prevention strategy. This session will introduce environmental prevention and discuss how it fits within a strategic prevention framework.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Demonstrate how the environment impacts student health and well-being
  • Define what environmental prevention is and its role within a comprehensive prevention strategy
  • Identify the components of the Strategic Prevention Framework and how it applies to environmental prevention

The Role of Assessment in Environmental Prevention

March 24, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET | Reonda Washington and Dr. John Clapp

Assessment is a critical step in planning prevention efforts. This session will explore two examples of assessment tools, the Color of Drinking study and environmental scans, and discuss the role each can play to inform environmental prevention programming.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how assessment is used to inform environmental prevention planning 
  • Describe how surveys, like the Color of Drinking, can be used to measure the impact of student drinking on the environment
  • Define what an environmental scan is and describe how they are used to understand alcohol availability, access, and promotion in your community

Engaging Community Partners in Environmental Prevention

April 6, 2022 from 2:00 -3:00 p.m. ET I Dr. Sally Linowski & Aimee Hourigan

Engaging community members is key to implementing effective environmental prevention strategies that take place beyond the campus boundaries. This session will explore campus-community coalitions, provide guidance on convening a coalition, and explore effective prevention strategies that require community partners for maximum impact.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of campus-community coalitions and who should be engaged with them
  • Identify strategies for establishing campus-community coalitions
  • Discuss the role of policy in a comprehensive prevention strategy and provide examples of policies that are effective at addressing collegiate substance misuse
  • List examples of community-based prevention strategies 

Interventions to Reduce Impaired Driving

April 20, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET | Dr. Jim Lange and Dr. Nancy McGee

Alcohol-impaired driving is the leading cause of alcohol-related death among college students. As few impaired driving crashes occur on campus property, addressing this issue requires community partnership. This session will discuss the issue of impaired driving among college students and explore evidence-informed strategies for reducing impaired driving.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the issue of alcohol and drug impaired driving on college students
  • Discuss strategies for addressing collegiate impaired driving
  • Discuss the role of law enforcement partners in addressing impaired driving

Exploring Responsible Beverage Service

April 28, 2022  from 2-3:00 p.m. ET | Dr. William DeJong and Marian Novack

Responsible beverage service (RBS) is a practice shown to reduce both underage consumption and over-consumption. This session dives deeper into RBS programs, critical elements for efficacy, and how to implement RBS at alcohol-serving venues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the purpose of responsible beverage service
  • Identify the key elements of responsible beverage service necessary
  • Discuss how to use an environmental scan to facilitate RBS
  • Discuss how responsible beverage service is operationalized
  • Describe enforcement for responsible beverage service policies

Evaluating Environmental Prevention Efforts

May 4, 2022 from 2:00 -3:00 p.m. ET | Dr. Bob Saltz

Evaluation is an important part of any prevention planning process and helps us to measure the impact of the initiatives we deploy. This session will review strategies for evaluating environmental prevention initiatives and dive deeper into a specific example of how environmental prevention strategies can be measured.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for evaluating environmental prevention initiatives
  • Give examples of how an environmental prevention strategy can be measured

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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact HECAOD at or call 614-292-5572.