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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Wisconsin Taps Key Leadership to Sustain Prevention Efforts

Learn how Wisconsin tapped local prevention leaders to help sustain its prevention efforts and grow the state’s behavioral health workforce.

2015
Wisconsin Partners with Local Businesses to Prevent Substance Misuse

Learn how Wisconsin’s state prevention agencies collaborated with local businesses to help prevent substance misuse.

2015
South Carolina Workgroup Supports Local Efforts to Curb Underage Drinking

South Carolina’s Workgroup on Evidence-Based Practice (WEB) helps prevention advocates find and implement evidence-based practices to reduce underage drinking.

2015
Washington State Evaluates the Impact of Liquor Privatization on Youth Substance Use

Washington state is evaluating the public health impact of privatized hard liquor sales, especially on youth alcohol use.

2015
Red Lake Nation Highlights Culture as Prevention

The Red Lake Nation in Minnesota used data to identify risk and protective factors affecting their tribe and draw on tribal traditions that support prevention.

2015
Practitioners Collaborate Across Disciplines to Inform Heroin Policy

Wisconsin is addressing its growing heroin problem through collaborative prevention efforts by using expertise from diverse sectors.

2015
New Jersey Shores Up Its Data on Older Adults and Substance Misuse

New Jersey has refocused its prevention efforts to address substance misuse among older adults.

2015
Michigan Weaves Cultural Competency into its Substance Misuse Services

A new cultural competence toolkit helps substance misuse service providers in Michigan improve the effectiveness of their prevention efforts.

2015
Massachusetts Prevention Efforts Target Opioid Overdoses

A review of Massachusetts’ grant-funded efforts to reduce opioid-related overdoses between 2006 and 2011.

2015
Arizona's Community Data Project Makes Data Accessible

Learn how a database of state and local substance misuse-related data for the state of Arizona was used to guide policy and prevention decisions.

2015
Kentucky Meets the Gold Standard for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Learn how Kentucky’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) became the gold standard among PDMPs after launching the program in 1999.

2015
Indiana Surveys Open Doors to Conversations about LGBTQ Prevention Needs

Learn how Indiana is opening doors to conversations about the prevention needs of the state’s LGBTQ population to make up for the lack of LGBTQ survey data.

2015
Getting Young Adult Survey Data: A Tale of Two States

Learn about the strategies that Nebraska and Ohio use to gather data about young adults, a population that has proven difficult to accurately assess.

2015
Emergency Department Data Help Louisiana Prioritize Prevention Efforts

Learn how Louisiana prioritizes its substance misuse prevention efforts by analyzing emergency department data.

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
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
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
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
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
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

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