Components

Drugs Demand Reduction

Validation of quality and evidence-based criteria for prevention programmes

Drugs Demand Reduction


Throughout the validation process, two international meetings are contemplated for each group of standards, basic and advanced. The first meeting (2017) will allow coordinating the start-up of the project and the actions for the implementation of the piloting. The second meeting (2018) will allow to evaluate the process developed and sanction the final version of the criteria for the countries, as well as the definition of the strategies to incorporate the standards in the institutional evaluation systems of each country

Development of the activity

  • 2.1.1.3.1-R1 - 1st meeting Validation of quality and evidence-based criteria for prevention programmes

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Operative Dimension

Code
2.1.1.3
Year
2018
Component
C2 - Drugs Demand Reduction
Execution Level
Ongoing
Activity Types
Implementation

  • Appointment of a Working Group Coordinator based in the lead country.
  • Invitation to all countries.
  • Two international meetings (2017 and 2018 respectively).
  • Website specially enabled to share the experience of piloting.
  • Review and validation of the language of the agreed criteria.
  • Selection of centres or programs in each country according to a certain pre-defined profile.
  • Proposed indicators and verifiers for each quality criterion in each country by local expert group.
  • Elaboration of pilot instrument in the field.
  • Piloting by a professional outside the centre or program.
  • Systematization of results by country.
  • Systematization of results by family of criteria.

Associated operational objectives

0.1 - Establish the necessary operational bases to ensure the quality and coherence of the work to be performed and the necessary coordination and participation of all partners.
0.3 - Ensure visibility of COPOLAD and its activities and disseminate the contents in the main political and professional forums in the field of drug policies to be held both internationally and in CELAC.
2.1 - Assess existing needs in DDR, to define specific final contents of foreseen activities under Component 2, adjusting them according to different groups of countries.
2.2 - Facilitate the validation and endorsement of quality criteria agreed during C1, for programmes implemented in: prevention; treatment, harm reduction; and social (re)integration/ rehabilitation.

Results

Expected results

  • A document with adaptation of the Quality Criteria proposed by COPOLAD by each participating country.
  • A document with indicators and verifiers for each of the Quality Criteria adapted by each participating country.
  • Matching guidelines or instruments for assessing compliance with the adapted Quality Criteria.
  • Reports of the process of validation / piloting of the quality criteria adapted for each country.
  • Regional Report of systematization of the validation / pilot process of the Basic and Advanced Quality Criteria.
  • Suggestions for the adoption of criteria in the regulatory framework of participating countries and other countries interested in the outcome of the validation exercise.

Implementation of the recommendations for the development of a National Accreditation System.

Indicators

WGs created have assessed existing needs in DDR, to allow the definition of specific final contents for activities in Component 2, adjusting them according to different groups of countries
Validated –using a pilot implementation approach-, the quality criteria agreed during COPOLAD I, for programmes implemented in at least 2 areas of DDR
Endorsed the quality criteria agreed during C1 for DDR programmes and validated in COPOLAD II, in at least, 30% of participating CELAC countries

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Related activities

  • 2.1.1 - Validation of quality and evidence-based criteria in Latin America

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    • 2.1.1.1 - Validation of the basic quality and evidence-based criteria for treatment programmes
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    • 2.1.1.1./2/3 - 2nd Meeting for the validation of basic and advanced quality and evidence-based criteria for treatment and prevention programmes
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    • 2.1.1.2 - Validation of advanced quality and evidence-based criteria for treatment and harm reduction programmes
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