Prevention in Massachusetts: Following the Data

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Learn how Massachusetts applied the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to conduct a statewide needs assessment and identify prevention priorities.

A statewide needs assessment in Massachusetts guided prevention professionals to select unintended opioid overdose rather than underage drinking as a prevention priority. Steve Keel, Director of Prevention Services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, describes how Massachusetts applied SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to identify this prevention priority.

Learn more about applying the SPF.

Last Updated: 09/24/2015