Project Update #3: Online survey launched – Please participate

survey_thumbnailUsing the Quality Standards: Who wants what?

We need your views –  Please participate in our online survey

One major outcome of the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards (EDPQS) Phase II project will be the provision of materials to support those working in the drug prevention community with respect to using the Quality Standards. These materials will include:

  • Support materials to help in applying the Standards to current practice
  • Training and “train the trainer” courses for different prevention providers and policy makers
  • Indicators to help provide evidence for the achievement of the Standards
  • Expert publications on specific issues related to quality standards in prevention

These materials will help all those working in the prevention field to develop their work in accordance with sound principles and evidence.

We are undertaking an online survey to obtain information from those engaged in different aspects of drug prevention to inform this development.

The survey is available in the following languages:


We hope you will feel able to complete the survey and give your views. This will help to ensure that the support materials will:

a.    Be targeted at the appropriate groups
b.    Focus on the appropriate content needs
c.    Be offered in the appropriate format to facilitate their active use.

Your views are essential if we are to achieve this. We would like all those who are involved in drug prevention at whatever level to complete the survey. This includes commissioners, policy makers, programme developers, service/programme managers, practitioners and other prevention providers, researchers, evaluators, programme accreditors. The questionnaire aims to use your expertise and experience to inform us of your needs and views of what is required at the field level.

Your participation will of course be anonymous but extremely valuable. Please help us by completing the survey before February 12, 2014.

Our thanks in anticipation of your support.

Professor Harry Sumnall
Lead, EDPQS Phase II Project
Centre for Public Health
Liverpool John Moores University

Jeff Lee
Project Manager, EDPQS Phase II Project
Centre for Public Health
Liverpool John Moores University

on behalf of the Prevention Standards Partnership