Working to change the norms and structures in Pasco to reduce substance abuse
The public health sector and social work field has often emphasized the broader physical, social, cultural, and institutional forces that contribute to problems. As a coalition and our desire to reduce substance abuse in Pasco, especially with youth.
One of the methods that we do that through is that of environmental strategies. This means making changes or influencing community conditions, standards, institutions, structures, systems and policies. The Coalition Impact: Environmental Prevention Strategies gives a nice description of the difficulty of this at times.