Assessing Changes in Community Readiness to Address Driving Under the Influence in Rural Georgia
Community readiness is an integral portion of assessing the overall efficacy of a prevention program in public health. As a part of evaluating a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prevention program in a rural town, a Community Readiness Assessment (CRA) is even more important. A CRA (Plested, Edwards, & Jumper-Thurman, 2006) was performed in 2010 with key informants (N=3) to determine baseline community readiness to address DUI. The second CRA was performed with key informants (N=5) two years later, in 2012, to assess follow-up readiness after a DUI prevention program implementation period. Results showed that community readiness changed over the two year time period, in favor of increased readiness to address DUI in the community.
American Evaluation Association Annual Conference (AEA)
Spencer, Joanna, Moya L. Alfonso, Kristen Harper, Debbie Bennett.
"Assessing Changes in Community Readiness to Address Driving Under the Influence in Rural Georgia."
Community Health Faculty Presentations.