Julie Hynes, MA, CPS
LCC – Intro to Human Services
January 28, 2014
Today’s Focus
• Introduction to prevention
• Current conditions in Lane 
County
• What works & what doesn’t
• Q&A
All of t...
Leading Medical Conditions in the
Trillium Medicaid Population 2012
10%
$20
% of Members
$18
Total Cost
Percent of Mem...
of Americans who meet the 
medical criteria for 
addiction started 
smoking, drinking, or using 
other drugs
before age 1...
of Americans who meet the 
medical criteria for 
addiction started 
smoking, drinking, or using 
other drugs
before age 1...
The top two
drugs used by
high school
students in
Lane County…
Alcohol
is the drug of choice
for youth…
8th Grade Students – Past Month Use
11th Grade Students – Past Month Use
Sour...
*College: reported as consuming 5 or more drinks in a sitting in the past 
2 weeks
Source: Student Wellness Survey 2012; N...
MOTOR VEHICLE INJURY is
leading cause of
death among Oregonians
age 10-24.
the
What is
#2?
nd
SUICIDE is the 2
leading cause of death
among Oregonians age
10-24.
Source: Oregon Health Authority (2012) 
Problem behaviors are
COSTLY
Estimated costs of behavior problems in
Oregon in 1998 (the latest cumulative data we have)
A...
Scientific consensus that we can
prevent these problems
Delinquency and crime
Tobacco, alcohol, and
other drug use/abuse
P...
contribute
If these programs continue to be
shown as not
effective, why do we
continue funding them?
Prevention strategies by
developmental phase and domain
Preconceptio
n
•
•
•
•
Schools
Policy
Early
Childhood
• Prena...
Evidence-based prevention is a
good investment
$79,935
$94,900
$30,828
$20,050
$15,050
$10,050
$5,050
$61
$50
$120...
The right support to the right
people
~10%
Most intensive interventions for the
youth and families at highest risk
~15%
...
PREVENTION in action
In Lane County!
Common Goals
Prevention
“Denormalization”
Protection
Harm Reduction
• PREVENTION .
On average, for
EVERY $1 SPENT,
$35 IS SAVED
by playing what game?
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Candy Crush Saga
Scrabble
Call of Du...
The Good Behavior Game
• K‐2 Classroom teams in elementary school earn small 
rewards for being on‐task and cooperative
• ...
On average, for every $1 spent
on the Good Behavior Game,
$35 is saved in future costs of:
– 50% reduction in the use of t...
• HARM REDUCTION .
• “DENORMALIZATION” .
• PROTECTION .
And another thing!
Preventing youth problems with 
evidence‐based approaches is more
successful, cost effective, and
nurt...
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Intro to Effective Prevention | LCC, January 2014

Julie Hynes, MA, CPS. Guest lecture at Lane Community College - Intro to Human Services. www.preventionlane.org
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Transcripts - Intro to Effective Prevention | LCC, January 2014

  • 1. Julie Hynes, MA, CPS LCC – Intro to Human Services January 28, 2014
  • 2. Today’s Focus • Introduction to prevention • Current conditions in Lane  County • What works & what doesn’t • Q&A All of these slides will be online: www.preventionlane.org/lcc
  • 3. Leading Medical Conditions in the Trillium Medicaid Population 2012 10% $20 % of Members $18 Total Cost Percent of Members 8% $16 7% $14 6% $12 5% $10 4% $8 3% $6 2% $4 1% $2 0% $0 Depression Asthma Bipolar Disorder Tobacco Use PTSD Attention Deficit Disorder Child Obesity Diabetes Chemical Dependency Adult Obesity Total Member Cost in Millions of Dollars 9%
  • 4. of Americans who meet the  medical criteria for  addiction started  smoking, drinking, or using  other drugs before age 18.
  • 5. of Americans who meet the  medical criteria for  addiction started  smoking, drinking, or using  other drugs before age 18.
  • 6. The top two drugs used by high school students in Lane County…
  • 7. Alcohol is the drug of choice for youth… 8th Grade Students – Past Month Use 11th Grade Students – Past Month Use Source: Student Wellness Survey, 2012
  • 8. *College: reported as consuming 5 or more drinks in a sitting in the past  2 weeks Source: Student Wellness Survey 2012; National College Health Assessment – University of Oregon 2012; BRFSS Data 2010
  • 9. MOTOR VEHICLE INJURY is leading cause of death among Oregonians age 10-24. the What is #2?
  • 10. nd SUICIDE is the 2 leading cause of death among Oregonians age 10-24. Source: Oregon Health Authority (2012)
  • 11. Problem behaviors are COSTLY Estimated costs of behavior problems in Oregon in 1998 (the latest cumulative data we have) Antisocial behavior 2 billion Binge drinking 516 million Cocaine/heroin abuse 267 million High-risk sexual behavior 591 million Smoking 5.1 million High school dropout 1.7 billion Suicide attempt 193 million Total $5.3 billion Source: Miller, 2004
  • 12. Scientific consensus that we can prevent these problems Delinquency and crime Tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use/abuse Premature or unsafe sex Depression and suicidality School failure, dropout
  • 13. contribute
  • 14. If these programs continue to be shown as not effective, why do we continue funding them?
  • 15. Prevention strategies by developmental phase and domain Preconceptio n • • • • Schools Policy Early Childhood • Prenatal care • Home visiting Family Community Prenatal/ Infancy • • • • Childhood Early Adolescence Adolescence • Evidence-based parenting programs • Evidence-based kernels High-quality preschool and daycare Classroom-based prevention curricula Evidence-based kernels Afterschool programs Community organizing to improve neighborhood environments Support for evidence-based strategies Support for out-of-school activities Evidence-based kernels • Community members have ensured access to services to meet basic needs • Promotion and support of healthy lifestyles • Policy to promote and support evidence-based strategies
  • 16. Evidence-based prevention is a good investment $79,935 $94,900 $30,828 $20,050 $15,050 $10,050 $5,050 $61 $50 $120 $880 $1,200 $15 Annual cost per person per family
  • 17. The right support to the right people ~10% Most intensive interventions for the youth and families at highest risk ~15% More intensive for at-risk youth and families ~75% Universal supports for all youth and families Ideally, we would have varying levels of support to meet the needs of diverse youth and their families. Size of population affected
  • 18. PREVENTION in action In Lane County!
  • 19. Common Goals Prevention “Denormalization” Protection Harm Reduction
  • 20. • PREVENTION .
  • 21. On average, for EVERY $1 SPENT, $35 IS SAVED by playing what game? a) b) c) d) e) Candy Crush Saga Scrabble Call of Duty: Ghosts Monopoly Good Behavior Game
  • 22. The Good Behavior Game • K‐2 Classroom teams in elementary school earn small  rewards for being on‐task and cooperative • Impulse control
  • 23. On average, for every $1 spent on the Good Behavior Game, $35 is saved in future costs of: – 50% reduction in the use of tobacco or other  drugs over a child's lifetime – 50% to 70% reduction in mental health  difficulties (e.g. ADHD and conduct symptoms) – Reduction in observable symptoms  of Oppositional Defiance and  Conduct Disorders Source: http://www.slideshare.net/Drdennisembry/good-behavior-game-review
  • 24. • HARM REDUCTION .
  • 25. • “DENORMALIZATION” .
  • 26. • PROTECTION .
  • 27. And another thing! Preventing youth problems with  evidence‐based approaches is more successful, cost effective, and nurturing than punitive approaches.
  • 28. preventionlane.org facebook.com/ preventionlane twitter.com/ preventionlane

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