Algorithms for resource allocation of substance abuse prevention funds based on social indicators : A case study on state of Florida-Part 3.
The purpose of Part 3 is to develop an algorithm for an equitable distribution of state prevention funds to its substate jurisdictions based on the need for prevention services.
In this series, the need for prevention services is measured in terms of the existing social indicators observed at the county level.
In order to establish a conceptual link as well as the empirical relevance of the selected social indicators as proxy measurements of the estimated need for prevention at the county level, we have employed both concurrent and construct validity tests using the following three constructs as the criterion variables in a multiple regressing setting : 1) county-based composite drug use index score (COMDRUG) measured via the statewide drug survey ; 2) county-based proportions of prevention target populations using the conceptual definition advanced by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) ; and 3) the composite risk factor score (COMRISK) assembled from a list of twenty-two risk and protective factors observed for each county.
These constructs were identified previously in Parts I and 2. While employing eight social indicators to estimate the overall prevention needs observed at the county level, the social indicators thus selected were able to explain 69 percent of the variations in COMDRUG, 68 percent of the variation in the proportions of students in need of prevention services using IOM definition, and 60 percent of the variation in COMRISK. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Allocation ressource, Indicateur, Besoin, Service santé, Santé mentale, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Resource allocation, Indicator, Need, Health service, Mental health, Florida, United States, North America, America, Human
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