Determining What Works in the Public Sector (and What Doesn't)
States spend billions on substance abuse and violence prevention annually. Research suggests that they do not deliver results. This session highlights a multi-stage initiative to dramatically improve states' program portfolios.
||Evidence-based, Policy-makers, Sustainablilty, Violence, Prevention, Substance Abuse
International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.145-148.
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Dr. Alan Brown serves as the Principal Investigator for the Arizona Prevention Resource Center. Alan has been a member of the faculty at Arizona State University for 36 years and he has extensive experience in management of large and complex projects funded by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. His postdoctoral training has focused on organizational psychology with specialized training in organizational development; strategic planning for organizations; methods of planned systems change; leadership and management development; and education policy. The emphasis in his career has been on finding and implementing ways to prevent and counter substance abuse, youth crime and violence, and the social ills that affect Arizona and the region. He has been a consultant to a number of state and federal agencies, and has worked collaboratively with other states on joint training and research projects. As principal investigator for the Center he has written or overseen successful grants for Arizona of over $210,000,000.00. Alan’s recent publications have dealt with report findings of the most effective practices and procedures discovered in the implementation of projects.
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