Data can be one of our most powerful prevention tools, when used correctly. The Miami Coalition takes special care to provide insightful information and resources that our partners, stakeholders, community planners and others can use in the fight against substance abuse. We have partnered with nationally renowned epidemiologist, James N. Hall with the NOVA Southeastern University Center for Applied Research on Substance Abuse and Health Disparities to provide the most pertinent information on emerging issues in Miami-Dade County. Mr. Hall boasts 30 years of experience in tracking patterns and trends of substance abuse locally, statewide, and nationally. The information he gathers is distilled and packaged in various informative reports and news releases. Our focus is to facilitate the conversion of research on emerging drug-abuse problems into effective community-based solutions.