Identify State and Local Data Resources

An estimated 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV/AIDS. In this country, annual reported AIDS cases peaked in 1993 at approximately 80,000. While declining steadily between 1993 and 1998, since 2001 the incidence of new AIDS cases has increased slightly each year, with approximately 42,500 new cases reported in 2004.




Developed in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), this Practical Theorist provides an overview of inhalant abuse and how it impacts the developing mind and body. It also describes potential warning signs, strategies that co alitions can use to prevent inhalant abuse and real-life examples of prevention efforts from two communities.

Developed in collaboration with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Practical Theorist 6 provides an overview of the latest research in underage drinking and explains how coalitions can play a role in preventing underage drinking in their communities.




Surveillance systems help estimate the nature and extent of drug abusing behaviors in the United States. Learn how community coalitions, because of their access to a large number of community organizations and agencies and their focus on a specific geographical area, are in a unique position to establish or become involved in a surveillance network.