College newspapers are a powerful but underutilized medium for educating students on health issues, including those related to drug and alcohol use on campus.
Editors of these publications are in a position to wield significant influence among their readers.
In addition to communicating factual information about the prevalence and impact of substance use among college students, editors can use the press to advocate changes in students'attitudes and behaviors and in college or community policies that affect substance use.
A pilot conference was held to help New England college newspaper editors perceive the importance of their role in educating their peers about substance use and other health-related issues, and to offer concrete suggestions as to how they can incorporate these topics into an « activist » campus press.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Prévention, Milieu universitaire, Environnement social, Education sanitaire, Mass media, Presse, Santé mentale, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Prevention, University environment, Social environment, Health education, Mass media, Press, Mental health, Adolescent, Human, Young adult
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0233248
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.