CASPER, Wyo. A department representative briefed county commissioners on the study at Tuesday's work session.
She told them the study's goal is to research solutions in year one and implement them in year two.
The study director says they hope to find data-driven solutions but warns us not to expect quick results.
"In the prevention world, change takes quite a long time so we can't expect to see large amounts of change in just a year but that's why it's important to continue this work over time." Explained Hailey Rodgers, the Community Prevention Program Manager of the Casper Natrona County Health Department.
Both state and federal dollars will pay for the study.