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
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
CAPT Webinar Focuses on Changing Youth Perceptions of Marijuana Risk

This webinar explores factors and strategies related to the perception of risk and harm of marijuana use among youth ages 12 to 17.

2016
Oklahoma Tribes Collaborate to Understand Local Prevention Needs

With leadership from a local health board, four Oklahoma tribes work collaboratively to understand the substance use and misuse prevention needs of their communities.

2016
CAPT Webinar Series Helps States, Tribes, and Jurisdictions Sustain Epidemiological Workgroups

Learn how states and communities have successfully sustained epidemiological workgroups and drawn on their expertise to inform prevention decisions.

2016
Michigan Partners with Primary Care to Reduce Health Disparities

Partnerships with federally-qualified health centers help Michigan’s prevention efforts reach underserved young adult populations.

2016
Omaha Colleges Work Together to Prevent High-Risk Drinking

The Omaha Collegiate Consortium, comprising eight colleges and universities, worked together at a time when many universities are reluctant to share the extent of their student drinking problems.

2016
Collaboration Key to Opichi Wadiswan Success

On the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation in northern Minnesota, Opichi Wadiswan, a once-struggling youth program, finds its footing when a new director embraces a collaborative approach to implementation.

2016

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