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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Air Force Reserve Command’s Partnership with SAMHSA’s CAPT Yields Long-Term Results

Training Air Force Reserve Command personnel on substance abuse prevention strategies resulted in expanded prevention services and improved sustainability.

2015
CAPT Webinars Help Practitioners Implement Environmental Prevention Strategies

Webinars on how to select and implement environmental strategies guide prevention professionals in using these approaches to create healthier environments.

2015
CAPT Webinar Series Helps to Align Substance Use and Suicide Prevention

This two-part webinar helps prevention professionals understand connections between substance use and suicide and strategies for aligning prevention efforts.

2015
Nevada’s State-Tribal Partnership Thrives

Learn how Nevada prevention practitioners built a thriving state-tribal partnership with its 27 federally recognized tribes based on dialogue and data sharing.

2015
CAPT Takes Cohort-based Approach to Service Delivery

Learn about CAPT’s cohort-based approach to the delivery of grantee services.

2015
Wyoming Prevention Efforts Show Results

Learn about Wyoming’s history of substance misuse prevention and how it showed results over time.

2015
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 Portal 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

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