John Lacey receives the James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award
John Lacey receives the James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award

The James J. Howard Highway Safety Award, the Governors Highway Safety Association’s most prestigious award, was awarded to John Lacey, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) Center Director. Mr. Lacey has worked as a "trailblazer" for over 40 years implementing programs, evaluating projects, and working on policy advocacy.

 

 

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Friends Don't Let Problem Drinkers Drink Friends Don't Let Problem Drinkers Drink

"Friends don't let friends drive drunk!" We all know that campaign, but researchers have given us a new message about the role of friends and drinking: Friends don't let problem drinkers drink.

 

 

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Drinking and driving risk increases for young women Drinking and driving risk increases for young women, study finds

"Young women who drink and drive may be behaving more like young men who drink and drive," said study researcher Robert B. Voas. Eduardo Romano of the Impaired Driving Center at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and coauthor of the report, says cultural changes since 1996 are likely to blame for the rise in fatal accidents.

 

 

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Afghan women in drug abuse treatment Examining Human Rights and Mental Health Among Women in Drug Abuse Treatment Centers in Afghanistan

Denial of human rights, gender disparities, and living in a war zone can be associated with severe depression and poor social functioning, especially for female drug abusers. This study of Afghan women in drug abuse treatment (DAT) centers assesses (a) the extent to which these women have experienced human rights violations and mental health problems prior to entering the DAT centers, and (b) whether there are specific risk factors for human rights violations among this population.

 

 

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Density of neighbourhood bars is linked to intimate partner violence-related visits to the emergency department Density of neighbourhood bars is linked to intimate partner violence-related visits to the emergency department

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been linked to heavy drinking, and alcohol outlet density to violence. A new study looks at links between alcohol outlet densities and IPV-related Emergency Department (ED) visits.

 

 

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Mixed Use Zoning Mixed Use Zoning: Laying the Groundwork for Walkability

A recent PIRE study presented at the American Public Health Association’s 2011 Annual Meeting offers evidence that comprehensive municipal mixed use land zoning ordinances (MUZs) are significantly related to the presence of the daily use activities that heighten neighborhood walkability.

 

 

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