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The Coalition Impact: Environmental Prevention Strategies (CADCA Beyond the Basics)

This is the first in a new series—Beyond the Basics: Topic-Specific Publications for Coalitions—that work in conjunction with the Primer Series. They are meant to assist coalitions expand their knowledge about planning for population-level change. As is true with the primers, they work
as a set, however, each also can stand alone.

This publication provides an overview of the environmental strategies approach to community
problem solving. It includes real examples of efforts where environmental strategies aimed at
preventing and reducing community problems related to alcohol and other drugs were implemented. No one approach or set of strategies will fix every community problem, but with an appropriate environmental assessment, a coalition can determine what aspects of environmental prevention will best serve their community.