Program developers can search the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) to find prevention strategies that have worked in other communities. To find the stronger programs, it is important to consider: 1) the outcomes of interest; 2) settings; 3) implementation issues; and 4) the match between your audience and those in the successful studies. It can also be helpful to visit and 

For resources for professionals, parents, and youth visit the Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse (


This information is provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health.