The Monroe County Coalition utilizes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a 5-step process including assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The SPF is an on-going cyclical process that assists coalitions in staying current on community conditions and identifying appropriate strategies that target current needs.
5 Steps Defined:
Assessment: Identify local youth substance use problems and the community conditions that contribute to the specific identified issues.
Capacity: Mobilize build capacity to change the conditions and address the youth substance use problems.
Planning: Develop a logic model comprehensive 12-month Action Plan and multi-year Strategic Plan.
Implementation: Implement action and strategic plans with multiple objectives, strategies and activities.
Evaluation: Monitor, sustain, improve or replace prevention activities efforts and strategies.
For more information on the SPF, visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/applying-strategic-prevention-framework.