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Prevention Assessment Tools


Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Please visit the DHCS website. Read more...


California Student Survey

The California Student Survey (CSS) is a voluntary, anonymous, and confidential self-report survey of substance use, school safety, harassment and violence, youth resilience factors, and health-related behaviors.

California law requires that the survey be conducted every two years among a representative statewide sample of students in grades 7, 9, and 11 in order to monitor and prevent adolescent risk behaviors and promote positive youth development, health, and well-being.


California Healthy Kids Survey

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a comprehensive and customizable youth self-report data collection system that provides essential and reliable health risk assessment and resilience information to schools, districts and communities.

By surveying students in grades 5-12, the CHKS enables schools and communities to collect and analyze valuable data regarding local youth health risks, assets and behaviors. The survey is a powerful tool that can help schools and districts accurately identify areas of strengths and challenges. It is designed to be part of a comprehensive data-informed decision making process to help guide the development of more effective health, prevention, and youth development programs.


Indicators of Alcohol and Other Drug Risk and Consequences of CA Counties (2010)

This information was prepared by ADP's Community Prevention Initiative (CPI). The 2007 Indicators of Alcohol and Other Drug Risk and Consequences for California Counties provide greater ability for precise analyses of alcohol and drug use problems within a county population and enhance the ability to effectively focus prevention and intervention strategies to community needs.

The overall intent of the reports is to provide a simple, easy–to-use resource that helps synthesize and interpret the most relevant indicator data currently available to assess substance use problems. For a more thorough introduction to the indicator reports, click here.


EPICenter was designed by the Safe and Active Communities Branch and constructed by the Information Technology Services Division of the California Department of Public Health for the purpose of sharing data on the health consequences of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in people treated in hospitals or in emergency departments (EDs).