Strategic Prevention Framework Overview


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The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is built on a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention and a series of guiding principles that can be utilized at the federal, State/tribal and community levels.

Although the direct recipients of SPF State Incentive Grants (SIGs) funds are States and federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations, SAMHSA envisions the SPF SIGs being implemented in partnerships between the States/tribes and communities.

To get a better understanding of the Ohio SPF SIG please go to About Us tab and click on History in the drop down menu.

The SPF requires States and communities to systematically:

  1. Assess their prevention needs based on epidemiological data,
  2. Build their prevention capacity,
  3. Develop a strategic plan,
  4. Implement effective community prevention programs, policies and practices, and
  5. Evaluate their efforts for outcomes.

Ohio's Strategic Prevention Framework Goals

  • decreases the number of 18-25 year olds engaged in high risk use of alcohol
  • decreases the number of 18-25 year olds engaged in the use of illicit drugs
  • decreases the number of 18-25 year olds misusing prescription medications