Grantee Stories

The following are real-world experiences and strategies shared by recipients of SAMHSA’s prevention grants and grantee services. These stories illustrate how Applying the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to program planning led to successful prevention efforts in their state, tribe, or jurisdiction.

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Resource Title Description Date Addedsort ascending
Collaboration Reduces Health Disparities Experienced by Guam’s LGBT Youth

Learn how by collaborating with schools and community partners, Guam’s Alternative Lifestyles Association (GALA) educates youth in healthy lifestyles—and promotes a spirit of inclusion.

2018
Non-Traditional Partners Help Pennsylvania Reduce Access to Prescription Opioids

Learn how prevention practitioners joined forces with realtors and funeral directors in Blair County, Pennsylvania to prevent opioid misuse.

2018
Partnerships Strengthen Faith-based Prevention in Kentucky

By focusing on shared values and building personal connections, Kentucky has created a unique prevention enhancement site dedicated exclusively to collaborating with faith-based communities.

2018
Vermont Doctors and Pharmacists Partner to Address Opioid Misuse

Learn how a Brattleboro prevention coalition is fostering collaboration between doctors and pharmacists to reduce high rates of opioid misuse in Vermont.

2018
Tools From Epidemiological Workgroups Help Communities Harness the Power of Data

Learn how resources from state epidemiological workgroups help prevention practitioners apply the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to their efforts.

2018
Kids Like Us Supports School Children Exposed to Substance Misuse

In Maryland, a grassroots program teams up with Frederick County public schools to address adverse childhood experiences.

2018
Gathering of Native Americans Builds Resiliency Among Native Youth in the Bay Area

Since 2001, the Native American Health Center has delivered the GONA curriculum to more than 800 urban native youth.

2018
MO-HOPE Expands Naloxone Training and Distribution in Eastern Missouri

Missouri developed a flexible naloxone training and distribution program that addresses the concerns of multiple audiences.

2018
South Carolina Partners with Law Enforcement on Naloxone Program

State prevention leaders joined forces with local police departments to create an effective naloxone training, distribution, and monitoring program.

2017
Wisconsin’s Dose of Reality Media Campaign Warns Residents about Prescription Drug Misuse

Wisconsin’s Departments of Health Services and Justice teamed up to design and deliver a statewide media campaign to prevent prescription drug misuse.

2017
Rural Tekoa, Washington Paves Its Own Way to Prevent Opioid Misuse

Despite limited resources, a small town in Washington state rallies community partners around prevention.

2017
Ohio Partners Work Together to Reduce the Flow of Prescribed Opiates

Learn about how the Ohio Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team created opioid prescribing guidelines to reduce opioid misuse in Ohio.

2017
Cross-Sector Collaboration Key to Prescriber Alert Success

In North Carolina, the Burke Substance Abuse Network’s approach to creating and implementing a prescriber alert system offers a model for other communities looking to reduce the overprescribing of opioids.

2017
Florida Coalition Forges Strong Partnerships to Reduce Opioid Misuse

A cross-sector collaboration in Florida strengthens Drug Free Sarasota’s multi-component community awareness campaign.

2017
Kentucky Partnership Brings PDMP Data to the Forefront of Prevention

A lasting partnership between Kentucky’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and the Division of Behavioral Health provides access to vital data to prevent opioid misuse.

2017
Coaching for Success Builds Community Prevention Leaders, One Cohort at a Time

For the past three years, CAPT’s Coaching for Success initiative has provided targeted assistance to strengthen the prevention efforts of select community-level practitioners funded under SAMHSA’s Partnerships for Success program.

2017
Washington, D.C.’s Community Conversations Deepen Understanding of Neighborhood Prevention Needs

Learn how behavioral health officials in Washington D.C. are working to identify and understand health issues affecting communities around the District.

2016
State-Level Logic Model Drives Wisconsin Prevention Efforts

Learn how Wisconsin created a state-level logic model to guide their state’s substance use prevention systems.

2016
Pennsylvania Creates Statewide Opioid Misuse Prevention Media Campaign

The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance forged a collaboration among prevention, addiction, and media experts to raise public awareness of prescription drug misuse and heroin.

2016
Unique Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Prevention in New Hampshire

A 10-year, $12 million philanthropic initiative from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation extends the prevention reach of New Hampshire’s Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.

2016

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