Scott P Hays

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Scott P. Hays (PhD, Florida State University, 1991) is a Research Scientist with the Center for Prevention Research and Development. His current research focuses on the adoption of innovative local health-promoting policies and youth engagement in local policy change. He has been developing a youth civic engagement program, Engaging Youth for Positive Change since 2003. Dr. Hays serves as chair of the Illinois Statewide Tobacco Planning Committee and served as President of CU Smoke-free which led the effort to adopt smoke-free ordinances in Champaign and Urbana. He was co-editor of Engaging the Public: How Government and the Media Can Reinvigorate American Democracy and his work has appeared in a variety of academic journals including the Journal of Drug Education, the Journal of Primary Prevention, Evaluation and Program Planning, Policy Studies Journal, the Journal of Politics.

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Research Output

Drug Court Through the Eyes of Participants

Witkin, S. H. & Hays, S. P., Aug 1 2019, In : Criminal Justice Policy Review. 30, 7, p. 971-989 19 p.

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  • Public health law research: Exploring law in public health systems

    Ibrahim, J. K., Burris, S. & Hays, S., Nov 1 2012, In : Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 18, 6, p. 499-505 7 p.

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  • Community Risk and Protective Factors and Adolescent Substance Use

    Hays, S. P., Hays, C. E. & Mulhall, P. F., Dec 1 2003, In : Journal of Primary Prevention. 24, 2, p. 125-142 18 p.

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  • Capacity for effectiveness: The relationship between coalition structure and community impact

    Hays, C. E., Hays, S. P., DeVille, J. O. & Mulhall, P. F., Aug 2000, In : Evaluation and Program Planning. 23, 3, p. 373-379 7 p.

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