Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #477FY0001

Partners in Prevention of Substance Abuse (PIPSA)












Parker Small, M.D.


University of Florida











Project Title:

Partners in Prevention of Substance Abuse (PIPSA)

Date Submitted:

2/13/01 11:33:17 AM












James King














Statewide Interest:

prevention of substance abuse among children & youth to enable them to become whole adults













University of Florida


Parker Small, M.D.


P.O. Box 100275

Contact Phone:

(352) 392-0686



Gainesville 32610































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Project Description:








The program (PIPSA)teaches professional students about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) abuse.  These students are sent to middle schools to teach about ATOD abuse.  In its 3 years, this program has reached nearly 1800 professional students and 46,000 middle school students.  PIPSA's goal is to expand this program to a statewide level, creating relationships between Health Science Centers and middle schools to decrease substance abuse among students, increase skills of professional students relative to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse and provide adolescent students with positive role models.  With adequate funding, the program will continue the tobacco component of PIPSA in the 4 Health Science Centers and the new FSU Medical Program, strengthen the impact of the program by involving more middle school teachers in the planning and implementation of the program, lay a foundation for collaboration that will improve the efficacy of the ATOD abuse prevention program and expand it to other areas, and lay a foundation for future expansion of PIPSA to Community Colleges so all middle school students in Florida can be involved.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Decreased substance abuse among Florida's adolescents.











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Is future-year funding likely to be requested?













Purpose for future year funding:


Recurring Operations



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Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?






Education, Department Of, And Commissioner Of Education

Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






School Districts Statewide











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Alachua Co Delegation, Duval Co Delegation


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