Title

Assessing Changes in Community Readiness to Address Driving Under the Influence in Rural Georgia

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

10-2012

Abstract

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.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

American Evaluation Association Annual Conference (AEA)

Location

Minneapolis, MN

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