Training and Technical Assistance Tools

Find training and technical assistance tools to support your prevention efforts and help you use the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).

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Resource Title Description Datesort ascending
Opioid Use in the Older Adult Population

Provides a sampling of information resources that address opioids and older adults.

2017
Preventing Opioid Misuse and Overdose: Data Sources and Tools to Inform Assessment and Planning Efforts

Presents a list of 16 key data sources for prescription opioids and heroin to inform assessment and planning efforts.

2017
State- and Community-level Partners to Engage in Opioid Overdose Prevention Efforts

This tool is designed to help prevention practitioners identify potential partners within their state and communities, whose involvement is critical to preventing opioid overdose.

2017
Public Health Surveillance Systems

This tool provides an annotated list of some important surveillance systems that track substance-use related data.

2017
Media Campaigns to Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse, Youth Marijuana Misuse, and Underage Drinking: Evidence of Effectiveness

Summarizes evaluation findings from a selection of media campaigns (current and past) shown to be effective in preventing critical substance use-related problems.

2017
Media Campaigns to Prevent Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse

Provides links and contact information for a selection of campaigns aimed to prevent prescription drug and opioid misuse, developed by states across the United States.

2017
Opportunities for Engaging Partners to Prevent Opioid Overdose-related Deaths

This tool presents different sectors prevention practitioners may want to engage in opioid overdose prevention efforts, along with opportunities for meaningful engagement.

2017
Examples of Community-level Logic Models for Reducing the Non-Medical Use of Opioid Prescription Drugs

This tool presents three examples of logic models to guide practitioners in developing state- and community-level responses to prevent the misuse of prescription opioids.

2017
The Messenger Matters: Using Social Media Influencers and Content Champions to Promote Prevention Efforts

Describes the unique role each of these users can play in helping prevention practitioners expand their online audience and increase the visibility of their prevention efforts.

2017
Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Selected Strategies and Associated Risk Factors

This at-a-glance chart provides a quick look at prevention strategies that have been shown to directly address common risk factors associated with prescription drug misuse.

 

2017
Examples of Community- and State-level Logic Models for Addressing Opioid-related Overdose Deaths

Logic model development is central to strategic planning. This tool presents three examples of logic models to guide practitioners in developing state- and community level responses to the opioid crisis.

2017
Preparing for Naloxone Distribution: Resources for First Responders and Others

Presents resources for preparing first responders to distribute and/or administer naloxone, including community-based programs; prescribers and pharmacists; and law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical services

2017
Using Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data to Support Prevention Planning

Offers a brief introduction to prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), highlighting how practitioners can use PDMP data to prevent prescription drug misuse in their states and communities.

2017
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews what we know about substance misuse and how we can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and its related consequences.

2016
Examples of Local-level Logic Models for Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities

This resource contains three examples of logic models that prevention practitioners can use to think through their process for addressing behavioral health disparities at the community level.

2016
Tools from the CAPT: Increasing Cultural Competence to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities

This collection of tools includes tip sheets and hands-on worksheets to help prevention practitioners better understand the important relationship between cultural competence and reducing disparities.

2016
Managing Coalition Dynamics

To support leaders in managing group dynamics, this tool offers an overview of four stages of group development, accompanied by tips for maximizing productivity and achieving long-term success.

2016
Actions to Strengthen Your Evidence-based Program Workgroup

This tool presents a four-step approach to strengthening and revitalizing evidence-based program workgroups so they are prepared to address current prevention priorities and meet evolving needs.

2016
Worksheet: Effective Social Media Planning

This worksheet presents important questions to consider prior to establishing a professional social media presence.

2016
Using Social Media to Facilitate Collaboration

This tool offers an introduction to the role that social media can play in building and growing public health collaborations.

2016

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