As President Obama and Congress work to get healthcare reform legislation introduced and passed, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is working to ensure that substance abuse prevention is included in the legislation. It has developed a proposal to include drug/alcohol prevention in healthcare reform.
Not only is this document useful for sharing with policy-makers, it provides good information about why what the NE Seattle coalition is doing is important. It provides data to support
-- the fact that prevention programs reduce economic and medical costs associated with substance abuse;
-- the multi-sector approach (coalitions) to prevention;
-- the need for comprehensive strategies.
If you want a synopsis of national data regarding substance abuse, prevention, and associated problems, this is a great source.