Developing a theory-based anti-drug communication campaign for hispanic children and parents

Amelie G. Ramirez, Patricia Chalela, Daniel T. Presswood

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Recent research suggests some alarming substance abuse trends among Hispanic/Latino adolescents. Children in this age group are at a particularly vulnerable juncture in their lives, and early prevention efforts are warranted. For a national antidrug campaign targeting this young Hispanic/Latino audience and their parents, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America are incorporating culturally appropriate messages based on behavioral science research and theories. The purpose of this article is to provide information and recommendations on relevant factors and influences in the Hispanic/Latino culture that should be addressed in designing and implementing this campaign.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-79
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Anti-drug campaigns
  • Drug prevention
  • Hispanic/latino children
  • Hispanic/latino parents
  • Minorities
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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