What is IDEA-Prevención?

Who administers IDEA-Prevención?

What is IDEA-Prevención?

Welcome to IDEA-Prevención, a Specialized System on drug abuse prevention.

IDEA-Prevención has a professional team dedicated to identifying, reviewing and selecting the most relevant scientific and technical information about theoretical models, policies, programmes and activities referred to:

  • drug abuse prevention

  • drug related harm reduction

  • drug demand reduction

  • healthy lifestyles promotion

  • risk and protective factors

  • high effective interventions in the field
Throughout a continuous search and actualisation, IDEA-Prevención offers you a rapid and selective access to the most recent information available in the international scenario. This reduces the time and resources you invest in being updated. IDEA-Prevention works as an interactive System that allows you to receive as well as send information.

The main users of the System are:
  • Professionals and teams with a wide experience in the implementation of prevention programmes

  • Professionals and teams new in the field

  • Research teams interested in the study of preventive interventions effectiveness
  • Education, social and health services professionals

  • Documentation specialists and librarians professionals

  • Teams working in youth and/or community information centres
IDEA-Prevención offers you the following services:
  • IDEA-Prevención bulletin. This bulletin is a biannual publication that informs about prevention programmes, publications and specialised materials as well as a selection of published studies in scientific magazines of the international sphere.
  • Data Base on the programmes compiled at the Network. All the programmes included in the System are available in a Data Base accessible to all the Net users for several types of consult. The basic data about the programmes is available on-line.
  • Specialised Documentation Centre on Prevention "CDOC". The CDOC offers you a selection of books, magazines, research studies, non-published documents, and multimedia materials. Consultations to the "CDOC" can be made via telephone, fax or electronic mail, visit to the centre premises (by appointment), and through this website.

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Who administers IDEA-Prevención?

The organisation that manages IDEA-Prevención is the Centre of Studies on Health Promotion (Centro de Estudios sobre Promoción de la Salud -CEPS), based in Madrid, Spain.

CEPS is a non governmental and non profit organisation, that specialises in the development of services of new implementation in the health and welfare sphere. It was funded in January 1989, and it was recognised as a public utility organisation in 1997 (Ministerio del Interior, Orden de 20 de Marzo de 1997).

CEPS started working on the Spanish drug abuse field at the end of the 80s, offering new services in a field which, at that moment, required different and new answers to the existing necessities in the drug preventive and assistance areas.

CEPS focuses on the research and development of new interventions which facilitate and promote:
  • The adoption of healthy lifestyles amongst different sectors of the population.
  • The promotion of better life conditions for the community.

  • The development of health promotion and welfare policies.

  • The opening of new social spaces that allow social advances in the heath promotion and the improvement of life conditions spheres.

To reach this objectives CEPS has specialised in:

  • The development of the relevant research on health promotion and welfare.

  • The realisation of viability studies, implementation and administration of leading services in newly developed fields. For example: populations on health and/or social risk attention, services for the elderly, labour setting programmes, etc.

  • The development of digital information systems and the creation of specialised networks in the field.

  • The utilisation of new technologies in the field of Health Promotion.
  • The edition and dissemination of key scientific information amongst key professionals, teams and mediators in the health and welfare sphere.

  • The implementation of programmes focused on training and qualifying professionals and key social mediators in the health promotion and welfare fields. These programmes can be implemented either of these two ways: presential and distance (on-line). These are normally developed in collaboration with universities, public institutions and private enterprises.