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Activity Number: 502
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Survey Research Methods Section
Abstract #321346 View Presentation
Title: Model-Based Evaluation of Local Alcohol Prevention Programs for Under-Age Drinking
Author(s): Richard Harding* and Ronaldo Iachan and Shelley Osborn
Companies: ICF and ICF International and ICF
Keywords: multivariate models

Underage drinking is a persistent threat to the health and well-being of young people with substantial societal costs. The paper evaluates the impact of grantees' environmental impact strategies to reduce underage drinking and associated misconduct. We built databases that included performance measures submitted by grantees and outcome measures, such as campus liquor law violations and traffic accidents. We then geographically mapped these data to the grantee's intervention catchment area using the first three digits of the zip codes or the section center facility code (SCF). We tested specific hypotheses about the relationship between the intervention activities and youth outcomes. We then included state-level alcohol policies to the dataset to created multilevel models examining the effects of state-level alcohol policies as a measure of alcohol control.

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