Learning collaborative on high-risk drinking launched

Via the National College Health Improvement Project:

A new way of looking at an old problem: Colleges and universities from around the country are joining forces to address the problem of binge drinking on college campuses. This unprecedented initiative is using comprehensive evaluation and measurement techniques to identify and implement the most effective ways to tackle a persistent problem that affects nearly 4 out of 10 students and help lessen the harm it causes.

What works. Where. Why. The Collaborative teams will spend 18 months working with researchers and scientists from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI), bringing public health solutions and quality improvement methods to bear on the problem of binge drinking. The teams will use outcomes-based research to discover what programs work best, where they work, and why.

NCHIP support: The Learning Collaborative is the inaugural effort of the National College Health Improvement Project (NCHIP), whose mission is to improve student health at colleges and universities through the application of population health solutions. Building on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement‘s Breakthrough Series learning collaborative model, NCHIP convenes groups of institutions to collectively address student health problems by bringing evidence into practice and measuring outcomes. Collaborative partner institutions receive support and guidance from the NCHIP team, which is based at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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