The following resources are those that the VA SPF-SIG team feel are helpful to those who are interested in the VA SPF SIG project, as well as resources that are helpful in the overall SPF approach.

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Recommended Reading

  • Virginia SPF-SIG Strategic Plan (.pdf)
  • Virginia Needs Assessment Training Workbook (.pdf) - The Virginia SPF-SIG Management Team created this workbook to assist coalitions in the completion of Phase I of the SPF-SIG funding - that of gathering the data needed to identify the factors in their area that cause the local problem of alcohol-related crashes - and develop a plan for implementation of the most appropriate prevention strategies to target the identified factors. Although there are specific references to the awardees of the SPF-SIG funding throughout the document, it is our hope that this workbook will provide assistance and resources to other communities in addressing the same issue. More locality-specific data is forthcoming.
  • Creating a Strategic Plan (.pdf) - The Virginia SPF-SIG Management Team created this workbook to assist coalitions in making the transition from the completed needs assessment to creating a strategic plan.
  • Epidemiological Updates: The State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEW), under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Eustis Turf, epidemiologist for the VA SPF-SIG, created an epidemiological study that upon which the Virginia Strategic Plan is based. Once the SPF-SIG strategices and interventions were implemented within the local awarded localities, Dr. Turf presented to the SPF-SIG Advisory Council updated statewide data relatied to the VA SPF-SIG goal and, in 2014, survey results collected from among the awardees of the VA SPF-SIG. The original study and the subsequent updates follow:
  • Traffic Crash Data - The Traffic Records Management, Reporting and Analysis Division of the Virginia Highway Safety Office (VAHSO) manages the states' highway safety traffic records information system that houses millions of traffic crash records. Data that is collected, stored and analyzed by this Division is used for problem identification and resolution by local, state and federal entities across the Commonwealth.
  • FARS data (Fatality Analysis Reporting System from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration):
    • Persons Killed, by State: USA, Year - General average information is provided by state for crashes with fatalities
    • Query Tool - This section of FARS site allows you to query the FARS data for locality-specific information; you can look at alcohol and the age of the driver.
  • State Level Data on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drug Use - The National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides state level data; community level data is not available.
  • DCJS Research Center - The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services provides, among other data, analyses and reports of crime statistics for the Commonwealth, regions and localities in Virginia Crime and Arrest Trends 2006 - 2015.
  • Environmental Strategies - Strength of Research Evidence
  • Environmental Strategies Companion
  • Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Approaches
  • CADCA Alcohol Density Guide
  • "High-strength Wine" Information
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