Prevention research emphasizes the importance of using data to target the problem and guide efforts in making a positive change. And, in order to make the greatest impact, we must go a step further to understand why the problem is occurring in our communities. This process involves the gathering and examination of data related to substance use and related consequences, community culture, and available resources.
The Prevention Resource and Media Center (PRMC) is a leading source of behavioral health promotion and substance abuse prevention resources in North Dakota. Working to assist communities with addressing local problems, the PRMC uses a data-driven, public health approach guided by the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), and has compiled a variety of data resources available at your fingertips.