This seven-part series covers an overview of the SPF as well as an individual module dedicated to each step of this important process.
Strategic Prevention Framework Module
An introduction to the entire SPF process and a brief overview of each step.
In this first step of the SPF process, data is collected to define problems, resources, and readiness to address identified problems. This module covers assessment and what it encompasses.
Step 2 of the SPF helps prevention professionals identify resources and build readiness to address substance use and misuse. This module covers the components of capacity and offers tips on how your coalition can build it.
Step 3 of the SPF helps prevention professionals form a plan for addressing priority problems and achieving prevention goals. This module outlines the planning process and how it impacts your coalition’s efforts.
During the implementation step, coalitions put their strategic prevention plans into actions by delivering their selected, evidence-based interventions. This module includes information about and guidance for the implementation process.
The evaluation step of the SPF quantifies the challenges and successes of implementing a prevention program. This module covers the evaluation process.
Cultural competence, the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures, helps to ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. Understating how cultural competence is pervasive throughout the entire SPF process is the focus of this module.
Ensuring the sustainability of prevention outcomes by building stakeholder support for your coalition’s efforts, showing and sharing results, and obtaining steady funding are covered in this module.