The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) awarded Health Initiatives an $11,000 grant for participation in the Georgia Young Adult Program. The program is designed to promote and bring awareness to highway safety issues including alcohol education, alcohol abuse prevention, impaired driving, underage drinking, safety belt usage, speeding, and distracted driving. The Office of Health Promotion has partnered with GOHS since 2009.
The GOHS grant has supported several initiatives on campus throughout the years:
#GamePlanGT: Campaign to encourage students to protect themselves and others if they choose to drink alcohol.
Safe Spring Break: Collaboration with campus and community partners to raise awareness of the risks associated with specific events.
Campus Safety Day: Partnership with the Georgia Tech Police Department to bring a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) simulator to campus. The DUI simulator demonstrates the dangerous effects of DUI driving, such as delayed response to controls and narrowing of the effective field of view - "tunnel vision"
College Response Online Health Screening: Anonymous online screenings for students to assess their drinking behaviors and be connected with campus resources.
Speaker Chris Herren, former professional basketball player now sharing his road to sobriety
The program runs through September 30, 2017.
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