Getting to outcomes : improving community-based prevention

RAND Europe
RAND Europe
Publication date:
01 January 2015


Young people can engage in a variety of negative behaviors—such as drug use, underage drinking, and premarital sex—that exact a high toll on local communities. These activities are often the target of community-based prevention efforts. Getting To Outcomes (GTO), a collaboration between researchers at the RAND Corporation and the University of South Carolina, is a toolkit organized around a 10-step process to help communities plan, implement, and evaluate the impact of their programs that attempt to prevent these negative behaviors. GTO was developed with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).