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The Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) calls for the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit an annual Report to Congress reviewing the consequences of underage drinking along with Federal and State policies aimed at preventing and reducing the problem behavior. The HHS most recently submitted the 2012 Report to Congress on Underage Drinking Prevention and Reduction, highlighting findings from prevention research, initiatives, and collaborations conducted across the country.Issues: Underage drinkingDrug type: Alcohol
As with any group formation involving multiple parties, backgrounds and opinions, coalition unification can be a challenging feat. Though members of coalitions join for the shared goal of creating safe and drug-free communities, contrasting personalities and experiences sometimes result in conflict, inhibiting coalition progress. In this instance, members view differences with other members as incompatible for successful collective efforts. A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Calgary identified four crucial factors for helping organizations facilitate effective community collaboration.
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