Prevention

Prevention in Gwinnett: What’s Going On? How Can We Fix It?

Contributed by Ari Russell After years of gradual but steady declines in youth and young adult use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, the past two years have seen sharp increases in vaping and marijuana use. When the 2019 national drug use survey results were...

Mark Your Calendar: Planning Your 2020 Prevention Projects Made Easy

As we dive into 2020, we look forward to seeing the many projects our Youth Action Teams will complete this year! Below, we have provided a timeline of prevention-related cause awareness months, weeks and days to help you plan timely and relevant projects and events....

Using Data to Inform Your Prevention Strategies

What is data? Data is a collection of facts, such as numbers, words, measurements, observations or even just descriptions of things. It can be qualitative (descriptive information) or quantitative (numerical information). One of the ways data can be collected is via a...

Let’s Celebrate the Great American Smokeout

Contributed by Kinsey McMurtry, MPH “Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event.” This year on November 15, encourage others “to make a plan to quit, or plan in...