ASAP utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) as the basis for each project and resource we implement. By following each piece of the framework, we're able to better evaluate our goal of achieving sustainability and cultural competence.
SPF Primers - A series of seven publications, each covering one element of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Strategic Prevention Framework. Each of the primers provides a basic understanding of the element and provides examples of how to implement the themes into your coalition work. While the primers were designed to be a series, they also are stand-alone publications.
Collect data to define problems, resources and readiness within a geographic area to address needs and gaps.
Mobilize and/or build capacity within a geographic area to address needs.
Develop a comprehensive strategic plan that includes policies, programs and practices creating a logical, data-driven plan to address problems identified in the assessment.
Implement evidence-based prevention programs, policies and practices
Measure the impact of the implemented programs, policies and practices.