This tool presents examples from four states to help evaluators and other data collectors improve sample representativeness and survey response rates when gathering primary data.
The goal of alcohol environmental scanning is to identify your community’s risk factors that can contribute to underage or excessive alcohol consumption. Conducting a scan allows you to observe and document the 4 P’s: Price, Product, Promotion, and Place. Documenting these observations and pairing that information with other assessment data, such as youth survey data, allows you to create a clear picture of alcohol in your community. This resource provides guiding questions for conducting environmental scans using the 4 Ps.
This fact sheet discusses the goals of environmental scanning, why it is important, considerations for conducting environmental scans, and limited tips and suggestions.
This toolkit was developed to help community organizations, state alcohol policy alliances, and substance use prevention coalitions identify, locate, and use data to support the implementation of alcohol policy campaigns.
This toolkit, developed in partnership with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, provides steps for using several alcohol outlet density indicators for surveillance in states and local jurisdictions. It is a companion to the CDC Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density.
This guide discusses the importance of measuring alcohol outlet density and different approaches for doing so, along with their pros and cons.