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 descending
Shining a Light on “Hidden” and “Hard-to-Reach” Populations

Learn how collecting epidemiological data helps prevention professionals assess the behavioral health needs of hidden and hard-to-reach populations.

2015
Iowa’s Data Task Group Strengthens Data Collection at the Local Level

Learn how a task group from Iowa's state epidemiological outcomes workgroup (SEOW) strengthened data collection at the local level.

2015
Mississippi’s SmartTrack Survey Enhances Agency Collaboration

Learn how Mississippi’s SmartTrack survey on youth substance misuse strengthened prevention collaboration among its many stakeholders.

2015
State-based T/TA Systems Advance Prevention Sustainability

Learn how building state-based training and technical assistance (T/TA) systems advance the sustainability of prevention programs and outcomes.

2015
‘Risk Scales’ Help Washington State Prioritize Prevention Funding

Learn how Washington state is collecting and analyzing data to develop “risk scales” that prioritize the distribution of substance misuse prevention funding.

2015
Bringing Youth on Board: SAMHSA’s CAPT Prepares Montana for Meaningful Youth Involvement

Learn how CAPT helped a Montana grantee launch prevention efforts that included meaningful youth involvement.

2015
CAPT Evaluation Technical Assistance Helps STEPS Expand Its Reach

Learn how CAPT evaluation technical assistance helped the STEPS program reduce alcohol misuse among college students and expand its reach into other areas.

2015
CAPT Partners with Iowa SPF SIG to Support Local-Level Sustainability Planning

To help Iowa SPF SIG recipients sustain prevention gains, CAPT provided training and technical assistance in developing sustainability plans.

2015
CAPT Partners with New York to Support Use of Media in Prevention Efforts

CAPT partnered with New York State practitioners to support the use of media in a prevention effort that sought widespread change.

2015
CAPT Peer-Sharing Calls Foster Grantee Collaboration

Learn how CAPT fosters collaboration among Partnerships for Success (PFS) grantees through peer-sharing calls to discuss emerging prevention issues.

2015
If You Find Data Daunting, SAMHSA's CAPT Can Help

Learn how CAPT helps practitioners apply epidemiological and other data sets toward prevention program priorities.

2015
Readiness Assessments Help Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders’ Council Promote Prevention Services

Learn how assessing community resources and readiness helped Montana-Wyoming tribal leaders promote prevention services targeting underage drinking.

2015
SAMHSA Contract Collaboration Supports Epidemiological Workgroups

CAPT and State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroups (SEOW) work together to help practitioners understand and use data in their prevention efforts.

2015
U.S. Virgin Islands Partner with CAPT to Strengthen Local Data Collection Efforts

CAPT training and technical assistance helped the U.S. Virgin Islands strengthen local data collection and use it to address prevention priorities.

2015
CAPT Technical Assistance Helps 4Results Mentoring Demonstrate Effectiveness

Washington-based mentoring program 4Results accessed CAPT technical assistance to demonstrate its effectiveness and increase its profile.

2015
Building on Lessons Learned, Missouri Targets Prescription Drug Misuse on College Campuses

Missouri is building on lessons learned from previous underage drinking prevention efforts and applying them to prescription drug misuse on college campuses.

2015
SAMHSA'S CAPT Collaborates With Tribes to Strengthen Data Collection Efforts

Learn how CAPT collaborates with tribes to strengthen their data collect efforts and establish safeguards for protecting data from misuse.

2015
SAMHSA'S CAPT Helps States Address Non-medical Use of Prescription Drugs

CAPT helps states address the non-medical use of prescription drugs through in-person training, literature reviews, and the development of webinars.

2015
Alaska's SPF SIG Addresses the Behavioral Health Consequences of Underage and Binge Drinking

Learn how Alaska used its SPF SIG grant, and CAPT technical assistance, to address the consequences of underage drinking and binge drinking in the state.

2015
Cross-sector Collaboration Helps Michigan Prevent Prescription Drug Overdose

Learn how Michigan is addressing prescription drug overdose by fostering cross-sector collaboration among various state agencies.

2015

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