How do we know prevention services funded by the MN Department of Humans Services, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division (DHS-ADAD) are making a positive difference in Minnesota?
Four state agencies in MN (the Departments of Education, Health, Human Services & Public Safety), combine resources to conduct the MN Student Survey (MSS) every three years. DHS-ADAD used the past 30-day alcohol use rate, as measured by the MSS among 6th – 12th graders to show that the funded communities had a statistically greater rate of decline in past 30-day use than the decline for the rest of the state during the time these communities received alcohol prevention funding from ADAD. Mora and Ogilvie were funded communities included in the results. Find out more on the success seen by these communities by clicking here.