U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s website for professionals working to
prevent drug abuse among college students has received a Blue Pencil Award of
Excellence by the National Association of Government Communicators.
July 2017, DEA launched www.campusdrugprevention.gov to support
drug abuse prevention programs on college campuses. The website was created as
a one-stop resource for professionals working to prevent drug abuse among
college students, including educators, student health centers, and student
affairs personnel. In addition, it serves as a useful tool for college
students, parents, and others involved in campus communities.
and universities play an important role in preventing drug abuse among their
students,” said Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson. “DEA is honored to be
recognized by the NAGC for its efforts to provide higher education
professionals who focus on prevention with the information and tools they need
to ensure the health and safety of their students.”
offers valuable information, including data and research, news updates,
publications, national and statewide conferences and events, prevention
contacts and resources available from DEA and its federal partners. The website
also includes a “Help a Friend” resource to educate and prepare for those who
plan to talk to their friends or loved ones about drug use concerns.
NAGC’s Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards is an annual international awards
program that recognizes superior government communication products and those
who produce them.