The Strategic Prevention Framework (Partnerships for Success) was awarded to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. The grant is designed to foster coordination and collaboration with coalitions, providers and substance abuse prevention services. Services provided by the grant aid in preventing underage drinking and misuse and abuse of prescription medications.
The Five Steps of the SPF
SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a planning process for preventing substance misuse and abuse.
The five steps of the SPF guide prevention professionals in planning, implementing, and evaluating effective evidence-based prevention efforts that reflect cultural competence and show sustainability. The effectiveness of this process begins with a clear understanding of community needs and involves community members in all stages of the planning process.