By Amie Comeau, eHow Contributor 1/8/2014
Take a needs assessment with current input from the community regarding perceived danger of substance abuse. The initial screening from community members by the coalition provides key prevention priorities, such as alcohol, marijuana, or pain medication. Quantitative data includes surveys and attendance records. Qualitative data includes interviews and focus groups. Both data sources should be included in the assessment process.
Collect any evaluation information available from prior assessments.