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State of Connecticut – Department of Health and Addiction Services

Hartford, CT
Project Director: Ms. Dianne R. Harnad

The goals of the CT Statewide Healthy Campus Initiative (CSHCI) are: 1) expand and enhance the CT Statewide Healthy Campus Coalition, a voluntary group of institutions of higher education, state government officials, and community organizations who have come together to change aspects of the campus and community environment that contribute to high-risk drinking and other drug use; 2) increase the level of cooperation and coordination occurring among members of the SHCC relative to alcohol abuse prevention; and 3) achieve a quantifiable increase in the number of campuses reporting a reduction in 30-day alcohol use and binge drinking rates. The CT Leadership Team to Reduce Underage Drinking, a subcommittee of the Alcohol and Drug Policy Control, will convene as an advisory council to guide the CSHCI, providing feedback to the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services management team and its stakeholders to ensure that the initiative meets the needs of students on Connecticut college campuses.

Community Recovery Services

Oakland, CA
Project Director: Edward Kikumoto

The purpose of the project proposed by Community Recovery Services is to expand and build capacity for the existing Students for a Safer Southside (SFSS) coalition to reduce under-age and binge drinking among UC Berkeley and Berkeley City College students. The project will use an environmental management model that includes the continued monitoring and enforcement of a Social Host and Responsible Beverage Service Training Ordinance. The expected outcomes of the project are to see an overall reduction in the 30-day use of alcohol and 30-day rate of binge drinking among under-age students at UC Berkeley and Berkeley City College.

Florida Department of Children and Families

Tallahassee, FL
Project Director: Senta Goudy

The goal of the Florida Partnership for Collegiate Success Initiative (CSI: Florida) is to mobilize campus and community coalitions to change the environment that supports high-risk under-age use of alcohol. CSI: Florida will be developed to increase effective collaboration horizontally at the campus/community level and vertically among state level stakeholders, including the strengthening of the statewide alliance of campus and community prevention specialists. It will use training and technical assistance for implementing effective environmental management practices as the tool for building a long-term, sustainable approach to substance abuse prevention on its college campuses. The Florida Department of Children and Families’ Substance Abuse Program Office, in collaboration with the Florida Higher Education Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (FHEASAP), will guide the work using the Strategic Prevention Framework and the social ecological model of public health.

Mental Health Association of Indiana, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN
Project Director: Lisa Hutcheson

The goal of this project is to strengthen the prevention infrastructure among Indiana Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) by engaging local communities to build or enhance intra-campus and campus/community coalitions to address alcohol use and binge drinking among under-age college students. The Indiana Collegiate Action network (ICAN), will use training and technical assistance and a continuous loop of evaluative feedback to engage campuses in a planning process that will include assessment, capacity building, planning, and evaluation as they plan to implement environmental strategies to address alcohol use and binge drinking among under-age college students. In addition, the project will engage a statewide group of senior level administrators and trustees to form a Leadership Group to encourage real commitment to addressing this issue on campuses through visionary and visible leadership, resources and support.

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Project Director: Noe Saldana

The University of Texas at San Antonio will lead a group of IHEs in the University of Texas System in expanding and enhancing existing efforts by developing a statewide coalition that focuses specifically on prevention and reduction of alcohol consumption, including binge drinking, among under-age students at IHEs throughout Texas. The overall goals of the project are to strengthen the statewide coalition, provide guidance, assessment and resource tools, technical assistance, and evidence-based intervention strategies that promote environmental changes to reduce risks and consequences related to alcohol.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions Across Tennessee (CADCAT)

Nashville, TN
Project Director: Pamela G. White

The goal of CADCAT’s Tennessee Campus/Community Coalition Project (TCCCP) is to build on the size and capacity of the existing network of key stakeholders to reduce the 30-day alcohol use and 30-day binge drinking among under-age students at participating IHEs. TCCCP will focus CADCAT’s existing member network of campus/community coalitions, bringing the expertise of public and private state-level partners to create population-level change through community-based processes and environmental strategies, while promoting a no use message to college students under the minimum drinking age.

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