Policy Development in Alaska: Unintended Consequences

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Prevention professionals must anticipate the consequences of potential policy changes and assess how those changes may impact their prevention efforts.

Policy change can be an effective way to reduce substance misuse and related behavioral health problems. But sometimes it can have unintended consequences. In this video, L. Diane Casto, Manager for Prevention and Early Intervention Services for Alaska’s Division of Behavioral Health, underscores the importance of anticipating these consequences when considering policy change.

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Last Updated: 09/29/2015