Accession Number:

ADA470983

Title:

Innovative Surveillance and Risk Reduction Systems for Family Maltreatment, Suicidality, and Substance Problems in USAF

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 2003-28 Feb 2007

Corporate Author:

STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This project aims to enhance the capacity of the Air Force AF to reduce death, injury, and degraded force readiness via reduction of the prevalence and impact of family maltreatment, suicidality, and alcoholdrug problems secretive problems. Managing risk and increasing resilience in military human resources i.e., Force Health Protection is a top priority for DoD and Armed Forces leadership. The objective of this study is to enhance the AFs current prevention delivery known as the Integrated Delivery System IDS infrastructure through a the development and validation of a information system needed to direct prevention efforts more effectively and efficiently b the adoption of a prevention-science-based approach and c the evaluation of its effectiveness. When funded, the proposed project was broken into two phases. This first phase is a demonstration project on which to build a randomized trial. This project is meeting the objectives by a pilot testing the development of an innovative surveillance system and validating its accuracy at 4 AF bases for family maltreatment, suicidality, and problematic alcohol and drug use, and b pilot testing the creation of an enhanced IDS by training community leaders in prevention-science-based intervention methodology and testing the impact on factors that are prerequisites for effective community prevention initiatives and on targeted outcomes.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE