DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION CURRICULUM BASED ON LST MODEL

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19432
Amount: $416,924.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
National Health Promotion
19 Gorham Road, Scarsdale, NY, 10583
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mariette W Danilo
 (914) 925-2625
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH NEED IS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART IN TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE CURRICULA WHICH ARE EITHER UNPROVEN OR KNOWN TO BE INEFFECTIVE. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL DEVELOP AND TEST COMMERCIALLY VIABLE TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION CURRICULUM MATERIALS BASED ON A PREVENTION MODEL CALLED LIFE SKILLS TRAINING (LST) WHICH HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED IN A NUMBER OF MAJOR STUDIES TO REDUCE TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND MARIJUANA USE BY UP TO 83%. THUS, THIS PROJECT WOULD PROVIDE A COMMERICAL APPLICATION OF INFORMATION OBTAINED OVER A DECADE OF PREVENTION RESEARCH. THROUGH A SERIES OF WELL-DEFINED STATES, PREVENTION MATERIALS BASED ON THE LST MODEL WILL BE DEVELOPED, REVIEWED, AND SUBJECTED TO FOCUS GROUP TESTING. RESULTS WILL BE TABULATED AND EVALUATED; REVISIONS BASED ON THESE FINDINGS WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE FINAL VERSION OF THE CURRICULUM. THE RESULTING PRODUCT WILL BE AN ATTRACTIVE AND EASY-TO-USE SET OF PREVENTION MATERIALS FOR MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHICH CAN BE MARKETED TO SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA.

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