PRC Projects

Center Grant

Information and Dissemination in Support of Community Action
Component Directors: Kathryn Stewart, Sue Thomas and Paul Gruenewald

The Information and Dissemination Component capitalizes on the knowledge generated by research at the Prevention Research Center and elsewhere as well as the emerging information provided by the new research components.  The information and dissemination efforts are designed to better inform alcohol prevention efforts at the community level. The goal is to enable communities to incorporate knowledge of social and cultural influences on alcohol problems into policy and practice.  We will facilitate this process by linking research findings to policy makers, community organizations and agencies, and concerned citizens.

The research being carried out for the current Center Grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has important implications for prevention, especially related to underage drinking, risky drinking, alcohol issues along the U.S./Mexico border, and the impacts of changes in the alcohol environments.

The Education and Dissemination Component will help communities apply research knowledge through:

  1. Developing guidance materials based on key research findings from past and on-going PRC projects.
  2. Disseminating these materials using a variety of communication channels including a dissemination website; social media outreach to interested audiences, webinars, and connections with experts in the field.