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How Safe Are Our Roads?
This report, prepared by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and released by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) provides annual compilation and analysis of existing data on highway safety related to alcohol and other drugs, speeding, and safety restraint use.

You may download How Safe Are Our Roads? from COG's online Publications

The Forum Newsletter
The Forum is a newsletter published twice a year by COG's Co-Occurring Disorders Committee that provided news and resources relating to co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.

You may download The Forum from COG's online Publications.

Health Capsules
Health Capsules is published quarterly by COG's Public Health Section and in conjunction with the Health Officials Committee

You may download Health Capsules from COG's online Publications.

Bioterrorism News, Training Opportunities & Announcements Update
Bioterrorism Training Opportunities & Announcements contains short descriptions and links to recent bioterrorism news, upcoming seminars and trainings, and publications. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments or the Bioterrorism Task Force, and any reference herein does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement.

PDF March 12, 2004
PDF September 26, 2003
PDF August 18, 2003
PDF July 8, 2003

To obtain any of these issues, please contact Rachel Eisenstein

Reports

After School Prevention Tool Kit
The After School Prevention Tool Kit, developed by COG's Drug Prevention & Education Committee, is a resource designed to assist organizations that want to start an after-school program or expand an existing effort. The principles of scientific, research based prevention strategies for effective after-school program are presented in a user-friendly format. Training is also available. To purchase a copy of the tool kit, please contact A. Chevelle Glymph at (202) 962-3266

Community Health Indicators for the Washington Metropolitan Region
This report, completed by the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Assessment Center in June 2001, presents data from nine jurisdictions to create a snapshot of the region's health. To download a copy of this report, visit;

You may download the report from COG's online Publications.

Corrections and Communicable Disease: Regional Needs Assessment Report
This report conducted by COG's Health & Corrections Task Force assesses the medical discharge planning policies of 13 municipal and county correctional facilities in the Washington Metropolitan region and on in Youngstown, Ohio, with regard to the transfer or release of inmates infected with HIV, tuberculosis (TB) or syphilis.

You may purchase the report from COG's online Publications.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment: State of the Art, State of the Science - A Conference on Integrating Treatment for Substance Abuse & Mental Health Disorders (January 2000)
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Center for substance Abuse Treatment co-sponsored a conference on December 1, 1999. The event presented state of the art and the science in assessment and treatment approaches for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

You may purchase the proceedings from COG's online Publications.

The Prevention Solution: Responding to Substance Abuse in the Washington Metropolitan Region
This report discusses national and regional trends in alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) abuse; develops a framework for the understanding of ATOD prevention; examines the extent of the prevention approach in national, state, and local public policy; and makes recommendations for local government action.

Regional Activities to Reduce Impaired Driving in the Metropolitan Washington Area
During the 1980ís and 1990ís, the rate of impaired driving crashes decreased. In the new century, the trend has reversed, and motor vehicle crashes have taken an upturn. COG commissioned the Taskforce on Regional Activities to Reduce Impaired Driving to develop recommendations on collecting data, legislation, judicial, enforcement, and public education and outreach measures to combat alcohol and drug related automobile accidents. This report is a companion piece to the 2003 "How Safe are Our Roads" report of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program.

Report on HIV Management in Metropolitan Washington Correctional Facilities
This report analyzes the current status of HIV management services within local correctional facilities and makes recommendations for strengthening and developing seamless systems of HIV/AIDS management services.

Strengthening Washington DC Area Families Project: Helping Children by Helping Families
This report summarizes the outcomes of a five-year research initiative that tested the effectiveness of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP). The Strengthening Washington, D.C. Area Families Project was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health and conducted by COG, the University of Utah, and the University of Maryland.

You may download the report from COG's online Publications.

Substance Abuse Prevention for Youth: Bridging Research and Practice
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Center for substance Abuse Prevention co-sponsored a conference on integrating proven strategies for youth development programs in the Washington metropolitan region. The proceedings of this conference are available from COG's Information Center.

You may purchase the report from COG's online Publications.

The Washington Regional Youth and Alcohol Street Survey
This report, released in April 1999,documents the current perceptions and attitudes of youth in the region under age 21 towards the use of alcohol. To order this publication online, please visit COG's Information Center or by phone at 202-962-3256.

You may purchase the report from COG's online Publications.
 


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