Notable Government Documents 2011
Each year, the Notable Documents Panel of the American Library Association’s Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) selects government publications to promote awareness and acquisition of government publications by libraries and use by library patrons. Its aim is to recognize excellence in government publications, identify documents of distinction, and commend individual works of superlative nature.
The Panel selected the EMCDDA Manual on the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards for inclusion in its list of Notable Government Documents 2011 (category “International Documents”), stating:
“This manual—the work of dozens of experts in the field—provides the first European framework on effective drug abuse prevention. It outlines planning, implementation, and evaluation of prevention and aids the understanding of how people, interventions, organizations, and strategies contribute to positive outcomes. Though substance abuse prevention professionals are the intended audience, anyone studying this phenomenon will want to consult this well-documented source. With an attractive layout, clear prose, and a superb glossary.” (source)
Short articles, features and citations
The European Drug Prevention Quality Standards (EDPQS) and the related research projects have featured in several press releases, publications and websites, some of which are listed below.
- EMCDDA Press release 09.11.2011: “EMCDDA launches first European quality standards to improve drug prevention in the EU”
- EMCDDA Press release 18.04.2013: “Prevention services for minority ethnic groups explored”
- EMCDDA Thematic Paper “Drug prevention interventions targeting minority ethnic populations: issues raised by 33 case studies”, Lisbon, April 2013
- UNODC’s International Standards on Drug Use Prevention – these International Standards focus on the content of interventions (the ‘what’) and refer readers to the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards for guidance on the formal aspects of quality in prevention (the ‘how’) (see also the Related projects page for more information)
- The UNODC World Drug Report 2015 (p. 30) refers to the EDPQS as a resource that can support implementation of quality interventions
- EU Health Programme: working together to improve public health in Europe – A selection of Public Health Projects with an important impact for EU Member States – Phase I of the EDPQS project is featured here as an example of good practice for developing and strengthening national public health policies and programmes
- Drug & Alcohol Findings – the Drug & Alcohol Findings Database contains a summary page on the EDPQS
- Correlation Newsletter of the European Network Social Inclusion & Health, 2/2013, pp. 8-11.
- Interview with Angelina Brotherhood for Polish professional magazine Świat Problemów [World of Problem], 11/2014, pp. 21-24.
- Burkhart G (2015) International standards in prevention: How to influence prevention systems by policy interventions? International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, 1(3-4), 18–37, available from http://ijptsud.sljol.info/articles/abstract/10.4038/ijptsud.v1i3-4.7836/.
Several articles in Polish have also been published in the magazines “Świat Problemów” [World of Problem] and “Remedium”. See the Poland country page for details and copies of the PDF files.