The « Rating the States » (RTS) Program of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is designed to bring public attention to the status of State government efforts to combat alcohol-impaired driving.
MADD's 1993 report, which evaluated each State with a grade from A to D, brought renewed visibility to MADD's fight for new prevention policies and helped to advance key State legislation.
Because of MADD's national press conference and other media activities, more than 60 million Americans saw or heard a news story related to the program.
This article outlines the program's objectives and methodology, efforts to publicize the results, and what was achieved in terms of news media coverage and in advancing public policy change.
The RTS Program is a proven media advocacy strategy for prompting State legislatures and Governors to enact new policies.
The article concludes with guidelines for other public health advocacy groups that may want to emulate this strategy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Politique sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Mass media, Prévention, Alcoolisme, Conducteur véhicule, Campagne de masse, Etats Unis, Promotion santé, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health policy, Sanitary program, Mass media, Prevention, Alcoholism, Vehicle driver, Mass campaign, United States, Health promotion, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0434362
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.