Harnessing implementation science to optimize school-based drug use prevention: Enhancing Health Equity & Public Health Impact

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Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Seminar
Assistant Professor of Community Health
Wayne State University
(1 CE Psychology)
Dr. Eisman will discuss adolescent drug use, its differential impact on subgroups of youth and the state of translational research for drug use prevention. She will give background on implementation science as a developing field and discuss her current implementation research on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of implementation strategies (i.e., implementation interventions) to enhance health equity and public health impact of drug use prevention in schools.

Learning Objectives (1 CE Psychology)
Participants will:
  1. Discuss adolescent drug use and the disproportionate risk of drug abuse, substance use disorders, and short- and long-term impacts among youth exposed to trauma and socioeconomic disadvantage.
  2. Present the promise and challenges of school-based drug use prevention interventions.
  3. Define implementation science and discuss the evolution of the implementation science field, with a focus on universal prevention and school-based settings.
  4. Identify ways implementation science can advance health equity and public health impact of school-based drug use prevention interventions.


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