Miner, former Director of the New England Institute for Addiction Studies,
discusses the challenges of time limitations.
think it’s very challenging for any state if there isn’t
any statewide overseeing board that makes decisions and I think
it’s really challenging when it’s an issue that’s
still not really very well known.”
Roberts, former RI Task Force Coordinator
the States: Challenges
faced the challenges that all task forces may, such as membership,
momentum, time and resources. In addition, buy-in, endorsements, and support from key staff in state government were very significant contributors to the success of our state efforts. After
all, we were asking states to make changes to their own systems
as they saw fit. Some of our states found it advantageous to gather
grass roots support for inhalant prevention initiatives first, needing
to convince policy makers of the urgency of the problem and the
cost-benefits of the solutions offered.