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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 within their communities.

2016
Local Connections Strengthen Prevention Programming for New Jersey Military Families

Strong connections with partners across the state help the New Jersey Prevention Network develop and deliver culturally appropriate programming to military personnel and their families.

2016
Established Partnerships Help Scott County Address Emerging Problems

In rural Indiana, a long history of successful collaboration prepares the Scott County Partnership for addressing rising rates of prescription drug misuse.

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
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
KISS FM Radio Helps Amarillo, Texas Schools Take Prevention to the Airwaves

Amarillo radio station 96.9 KISS FM teamed up with the Amarillo Independent School District, prevention specialists, and community organizations to bring help and hope to youth struggling with issues related to alcohol and other drug use, bullying, depression, and suicide.

2016
Boot Camp Training Immerses Clinicians in Military Culture

To better serve the behavioral health needs of military service members, veterans, and their families, Kentucky’s Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID), Division of Behavioral Health collaborates with the Kentucky National Guard to deliver an innovative, experiential training for prevention practitioners and clinicians.

2016
Maine Prevention Partners Rally Around Data

For nearly a decade, Maine’s State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup has kept data at the forefront of state and local planning efforts.

2016
Innovative Funding Model Facilitates Prevention Collaboration in Massachusetts

<p>To address increasing rates of opioid drug misuse and related poisoning deaths, Massachusetts instituted a unique “cluster funding” model that requires sub-recipient communities to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders.</p>

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
Working Under One Umbrella: Aligning the Prevention of Substance Misuse and Suicide in Wyoming

Wyoming’s Prevention Management Organization represents a unique approach to addressing the prevention of substance use and suicide in an integrated way.

2016

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