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Piper D. n.d.. Project Model Health [Final report]. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Division of Health, 75 pp.

Annotation: Project Model Health (PMH) was an innovative adolescent health promotion project targeting students in grades 7-9. PMH had behavioral objectives in the areas of nutrition, marijuana use, drinking and driving, tobacco use, and sexuality. The strategies used during 32-37 hours of classroom instruction were taken from recent research on effective adolescent health promotion and substance abuse prevention programming. The strategies included: use of college-age role models as instructors; focus on analyzing media messages; practice of peer refusal skills; feedback of peer norm information; emphasis on short-term effects of behavior; use of public commitments; and health advocacy behavior. The evaluation of PMH included extensive, qualitative process evaluation examining the actual implementation of the program as well as a quasi-experimental outcome evaluation. Assuming future follow-up fails to show significant outcome differences between instructor-led and teacher-led PMH, it was recommended to use carefully selected teachers rather than college-age instructors. Based on these promising results, further implementation and evaluation of the PMH approach and curriculum was recommended. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, O.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB92-103316.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Health promotion, Impaired driving, Marijuana, Nutrition, Sexuality, Tobacco use

Children's Safety Network. 2014. Injury prevention: What works?—A summary of cost-outcome analysis for injury prevention programs (2014 update). Newton, MA: Children's Safety Network Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center; Calverton, MD: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), 31 pp.

Annotation: This set of fact sheets presents information on methods for conducting cost-outcome analysis for a number of child, adolescent, and adult injury prevention and intervention programs, followed by data and analysis for specific program types. Topics include motor vehicle and pedestrian safety intervention, impaired driving and pedestrian intervention, open-flame and burn prevention, violence prevention, substance abuse intervention, and health services and miscellaneous injury prevention. Data tables, a glossary, and references are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 618-2918 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Burn prevention, Children, Cost benefit analysis, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle safety, Pedestrians, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Statistics, Substance abuse treatment, Violence prevention

Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. 2012-. IKnowEverything. Arlington, VA: Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, multiple items.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to facilitators of IKnowEverything, an adolescent driver safety program that reinforces how to be a safe driver, how to avoid being a distracted driver, and the role that parents play in shaping and influencing adolescent driving behaviors. Contents include a program overview, suggested messaging, facts, online resources, and tips for adolescent drivers and their parents. A video is also available.

Contact: Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 710, Arlington, VA Telephone: (202) 637-0077 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol related injuries, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle safety, Multimedia, Parent education, Risk taking, Safety programs

Children's Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center. 2005. Childhood injury: Cost and prevention facts. Landover, MD: National Public Services Research Institute, Children's Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center, irregular.

Annotation: This fact sheet series present data and analysis on the cost and prevention of childhood injury. Topics include bicycle helmet use, child safety seat use, injury prevention counseling by pediatricians, poison control centers, sobriety checkpoints, and speed limits, Definitions of data types, incidence-based vs. prevalence-based costs, and resource vs. productivity costs are provided. References are also included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescents, Anticipatory guidance, Bicycle helmets, Bicycles, Car seats, Children, Costs, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Mortality, Motor vehicles, Poisoning, Speed, Statistics, Traffic injuries, Unintentional injuries, Young adults

Levy DT, Miller TR, Cox KC. 1999. Costs of underage drinking [upd. ed.]. Calverton, MD: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 22 pp.

Annotation: This report, prepared for the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Underage Drinking Laws program, provides information about the range of serious health and social problems and economic costs associated with underage drinking. Topics include the costs of alcohol use by youth, problems such as traffic crashes, interpersonal violence, unintentional drownings and burns, suicides, fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol poisonings, alcohol dependence, and alcohol abuse treatment. The appendices contain definitions and values, and tables on 1998 state costs for alcohol-attributable youth traffic crashes, violence, and other problems. Endnotes, statistics, costs are also provided.

Contact: Underage Drining Enforcement Training Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 11720 Beltsville Drive, Suite 900, Calverton, MD 20705-3102, Telephone: (877) 335-1287 Fax: (301) 755-2799 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol intoxication, Alcohol related injuries, Alcohol use, Costs, Impaired driving, Social problems, Violence, Young adults

Howard JM, Martin SE, Mail PD, Hilton ME, Taylor ED. 1996. Women and alcohol: Issues for prevention research. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 361 pp. (Research monograph 32)

Annotation: This book addresses alcohol use and abuse among women. The chapters discuss patterns and trends in women's drinking, the inheritance of alcoholism, research issues in the prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol-related birth defects, gender differences in alcohol involvement in children and adolescents, parenting interventions to prevent alcohol and other drug use among children, women's drinking practices and problems from a life span perspective, drinking and driving among women, women's alcohol use and their violent victimization, occupational culture and drinking in women, the effects of alcoholism on the labor market, alcohol consumption and female sexuality, and future directions for psychosocial and prevention research on women and alcohol.

Contact: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, , 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, Telephone: (301) 443-3860 Fax: (301) 780-1726 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge. Document Number: NIH 96-3817.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol use during pregnancy, Alcoholism, Congenital abnormalities, Fetal alcohol effects, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Impaired driving, Personnel, Prevention, Research, Sexuality, Women

Bergman AB, ed. 1992. Political approaches to injury control at the state level. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 113 pp.

Annotation: This monograph is a result of a conference sponsored by the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center of the University of Washington. The conference brought together a diverse group of experts from the fields of law, medicine, insurance, and state government to discuss (1) defining the most significant (in terms of mortality and morbidity) injury problems amenable to approach through legislation, regulation, and/or legal means at the state level; and (2) developing practical implementation strategies and useful data that could be employed at the state level. Among the legislative issues explored are: drunk driving, compulsory motorcycle helmets, alcohol taxes and advertising, burn prevention, drowning, and handgun control.

Contact: University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096, Telephone: (206) 543-4050 Secondary Telephone: (206) 543-8870 Contact Phone: (800) 441-4115 Fax: 206 543-3932 E-mail: Web Site: $9.95.

Keywords: Advocacy, Burns, California, Coalitions, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Legislation, Litigation, Maryland, Mass media, Minnesota, Motorcycles, Political system, Washington

Ross LH. 1991. Administrative license revocation for drunk drivers: Options and choices in three states. Washington, DC: American Automobile Association, 49 pp.

Annotation: This study reports the experience of three states: Minnesota, Delaware and New Jersey, that have had administrative revocation laws for more than six years. The study focuses on these states' experiences with the process of passing and funding these laws, the problems found in implementing and maintaining the system, and attempts to resolve these problems. It also provides an evaluation of the deterrent success of these laws. This report is based on interviews with safety officials, license-system administrators, state and local police officers, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and trial and appellate judges in the three states. Tables, charts, a list of references and a technical appendix are included.

Contact: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 607 14th Street, N.W., Suite 201, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 638-5944 Fax: (202) 638-5943 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Alcohol use, Data, Delaware, Impaired driving, Minnesota, Motor vehicles, New Mexico

Janus Associates. 1989. Surgeon General's Workshop on Drunk Driving: Proceedings. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 106 pp. (OSAP prevention library; no. 1)

Annotation: This Surgeon General's workshop began a coordinated campaign to reduce the number of lives lost to drinking and driving. Five federal departments sponsored the workshop: U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Transportation. The proceedings contains workshop recommendations generated by participants in 11 areas that affect those who can play some role in alleviating this problem. Also included are strategies for implementing the recommendations and time frames for their accomplishment. The 11 areas include: pricing and availability, advertising and marketing, epidemiology and data management, education, judicial and administrative processes, law enforcement, transportation and alcohol service policies, injury control, youth and other special populations, treatment, and citizen advocacy.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol impaired driving, Alcohol use

National Commission Against Drunk Driving. 1989. Youth driving without impairment: Report on the youth impaired driving public hearings. (Rev. ed.). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 86 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights the recommendations made during public hearings held in 1987–88 by the National Commission Against Drunk Driving on youth impaired driving. The report examines the problem of youth impaired driving and shares information about existing prevention and treatment programs. Nine components of a system wide approach to youth impaired driving are discussed: school responsibilities, extracurricular activities, community responsibilities, work-based activities, enforcement, licensing, adjudication, supervision, and legislation. The commission outlined recommendations in each of these areas. Appendices include a directory of youth programs identified by hearing participants, panelists and presenters, and the findings of a 1988 University of Michigan survey of high school seniors on drinking and driving.

Contact: National Commission Against Drunk Driving, 1140 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 804, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 452-6004 Fax: (202) 223-7012 1988 edition available from Hathitrust via participating libraries; 1989 edition available in libraries. Document Number: DOT HS 807 347.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol impaired driving, Legislation, Prevention

Farrow JA. 1989. Longitudinal program to reduce drinking-driving among adolescents: Final report. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report and curriculum describe the three year longitudinal intervention program Reducing Adolescent Drinking and Driving (RADD) in Seattle, Washington. This program exposed adolescent pre-drivers in traffic safety classes to an interactive curriculum focused on risk identification and skill instruction to avoid situations leading to driving while under the influence (DWI). The report includes the program's goals and objectives, methodology implemented, results, publications/products, dissemination/utilization of results, future plan/ followup, and resources to replicate this project. A four-page abstract is also included. The set of curriculum materials provides seven lesson plans, three reinforcement sessions and a parents' session. Topics include driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, including general awareness of the problem, attitudes, values clarification, limit setting, decision-making (self-responsibility), refusal skills, social responsibility and risk factors. Materials include role plays, questionnaires, fact sheets, handouts and teacher's instructions. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of Washington, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195-7920, Telephone: 206-543-7701 Contact Phone: (206) 685-1273 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Adolescent health, Alcohol impaired driving, Injury prevention, Substance abuse

U.S. Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General. 1989. Surgeon General's Workshop on Drunk Driving: Background papers. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 260 pp. (OSAP prevention library; no. 1)

Annotation: The background papers in this volume were commissioned to provide a foundation for and launch the discussion of the expert panels of the workshop. The authors presented state of the art in the different fields and describe the various attempts throughout the country and world to prevent alcohol-impaired driving. The topics were alcohol beverage control policies, mass communication effects on drinking and driving, epidemiologic perspectives on drunk driving, controlling injuries due to drinking and driving, the effectiveness of legal sanctions in dealing with drinking drivers, issues in the enforcement of impaired driving laws, transportation and alcohol service policies, injury control, youth impaired driving, problems among Native Americans and Alaska Natives, drunk driving among blacks and Hispanics, treatment, and citizen advocacy.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advertising, Advocacy, Advocacy, Alaska natives, American Indians, Blacks, Business, Consumer education, Criminal justice system, Data, Epidemiology, Hispanic Americans, Impaired driving, Industry, Injury prevention, Intervention, Law enforcement, Legislation, Mass media, Media campaigns, Motor vehicles, Outreach, Policies, Political systems, Prevention, Rehabilitation

Birch and Davis Associates. 1984. Report on the 1984 National Conference for Youth on Drinking and Driving. Washington, DC: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, ca. 125 pp.

Annotation: This report from the 1984 National Conference for Youth on Drinking and Driving focussed on the fact that students spend 18 percent of their time at school and 12 percent of their time at work. The workplace has come to rival the school as an influence on young people, and alcohol consumption varies directly with the amount of money that young people have to spend. Members of the conference staff contacted a number of large employers of youth for their opinions and ideas. Young people, educators, and employers of young people formed state delegations and attended this conference to learn more about what they could do to reduce adolescent alcohol use in their community.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: DHHS 84-1356.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol education, Driver education, Impaired driving, Mortality, Motor vehicle crashes, Traffic injuries

Trinkoff AM, Teret SP, Rattiner JL, Baker SP. 1983. Enlisting health departments in highway safety programs. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Springfield, VA: distributed by National Technical Information Service, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report concerns a project designed to determine the level of state health department involvement in highway safety activities. Content activities under study were: child passenger protection, motorcycle helmet laws, alcohol and impaired driving prevention, and emergency medical services. These were observed in cluster groups of states. Also a look was given to the fifty-five mile per hour speed limit. A look was taken at cooperative agencies within the state to gauge implementation efforts, at barriers to cooperation, and recommendations on overcoming barriers.

Contact: National Technical Information Service, O.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 Contact Phone: (703) 487-4650 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: DOT HS 806 531.

Keywords: Emergency medical services, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Intervention, Legislation, Motor vehicles, Occupant restraints, Policy statements, Program development, State health agencies, Transportation injuries


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.