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Alcohol and Drug Prevention Among Youth (ADPY); situation analysis for evidence based policies

Project title Alcohol and Drug Prevention Among Youth (ADPY); situation analysis for evidence based policies
Database Data manually inserted in the NDPHS Database
ID in the source database 1447
Thematic area
  • Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Health Promotion, Education and Information
Topic Alcohol and drug prevention among youth
Project geographical area
  • Lithuania
  • Russia
  • Sweden
Substate level / administrative units /regions
  • Kaliningrad Oblast
  • Klaipeda region (LT), Stockholm region (SE)
Lead partner (organisation) Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) Secretariat
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) Mr. Maciejowski Marek
Partner organisations Stockholm County Council (Centre for Epidemiology and Community Medicine (CES)), Federal Research Institute for Health Care Organization and Information of MoH&SD of Russia, Fund of Overcoming of Demographic Crisis, Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis, Klaipeda City Public Health Bureau, Klaipeda District Municipality Public Health Bureau, Nynäshamn Municipality, Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Turku University of the Applied Sciences
Start date 2012-09-29
End date 2013-12-28
Duration (months) 15
Target audience Direct: public health specialists, practitioners and policymakers/politicians, social pedagogues, school nurses. Indirect: youth.
Summary This project mapped out and subsequently performed a situation analysis of the alcohol and drug situation among youth and the structures and activities of local prevention work. The project assessed the needs of the participating communities, created foundation for subsequent efforts to measure and increase the communities’ readiness for the implementation of project activities and provided basis for the mobilisation of local actors and created cross-border network of public health specialists, practitioners and policy-makers.
Background Excessive consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other substances is one of the major public health concerns within the Northern Dimension area and has severe impact on public health systems. It causes high social and economic burden for whole society. The ADPY project is an umbrella name for two projects that the NDPHS implemented in the ND area/BSR, which deal with alcohol and drug prevention among youth.
Objectives Alcohol and drug prevention among youth.
Specific objectives/indicators To help achieve the strategic objective of well-functioning and sustainable coordinated policy-making and implementation mechanism and infrastructure aimed to counteract the high level of alcohol and drug use among youth in selected local communities and beyond them
Results 1. The participating municipalities are now equipped with good tools to continue the alcohol and drug prevention work, competences of the specialists in the municipalities have been strengthened, multi-professional cooperation has improved and, importantly, the political support to the issues of alcohol and drug prevention among youth has increased. 2. The project helped to develop a more holistic approach in addressing the alcohol and drug prevention among youth issue. 3. As a result of the project, a better understanding by different non-health sectors on their role and responsibility in alcohol and drug prevention among youth has been achieved. Improved cooperation of different sectors and better understanding of each other’s roles is another result. 4. The piloted ADPY model has been integrated in the practice of municipalities as a useful instrument for developing, planning and organizing cooperation of different sectors, institutions and specialists at a local level and will be applied also in the future. 5. The outcome for the target group (public health specialists, practitioners and policy-makers/politicians, social pedagogues, school nurses) and the beneficiaries (the participating local communities) is the strengthened capacity to deal with the alcohol and drug prevention issues at a local level. They have better knowledge of the problem in their municipalities, their skills have been improved, the political support has increased, the inter-sectorial cooperation has been strengthened and they have established contacts with colleagues in other countries to exchange experiences about the problem.
Total foreseen budget EUR 375,085
Total implementation costs
(for completed projects, if available)
EUR 403,586
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Last posted: on 2014-02-28 at 18:33:48

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