Grantee Stories, Tools, and Resources

Find grantee stories, tools, videos, and other resources to support your prevention efforts.

Resource Titlesort descending Description Resource Type Date Added
What Is the SPF? An Introduction to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework

Take a guided tour of the SPF, a data-driven planning process designed to help you more effectively address substance misuse and related prevention needs in your community.

Online Courses 2015
Online Tools to Keep Your Collaboration Ticking

This resource briefly describes some of the user-friendly tools currently available to help your team function more efficiently.


T/TA Tools 2018
Lessons from South Carolina: Engaging Law Enforcement in Naloxone Distribution

This Prevention Conversations video describes how careful planning allowed the South Carolina to implement an effective naloxone distribution program.

Videos 2017
Tips for Engaging with Prescribers to Prevent Opioid Misuse

This tool provides prevention practitioners with practical tips for connecting with and involving prescribers in prescriber education programs to prevent opioid misuse.

T/TA Tools 2018
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.

Grantee Stories 2016
Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics

Learn about the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, and specific drug effects—and get a glimpse of the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain.

Online Courses 2012
How Are We Doing? Evaluating Your Collaboration

This tool presents some considerations for evaluating your collaboration, common functions to evaluate, and examples of instruments that measure these functions.

T/TA Tools 2018
Getting Naloxone to Those in Greatest Need: Lessons from Massachusetts

This Prevention Conversations video presents strategies for getting naloxone, a safe and effective rescue medication for people experiencing opioid overdose, into the hands of those in greatest need.

Videos 2017
Why Should We Collaborate?

Discover some important reasons why collaboration is essential to substance misuse prevention.

T/TA Tools 2018
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.

Grantee Stories 2016
Involving Youth in Your Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Develop the knowledge and skills to effectively engage youth in all aspects of your substance misuse prevention efforts—from planning to evaluation.

Online Courses 2013
Preventing Substance Misuse in Rural Settings

This tool offers prevention practitioners a foundation for understanding the burden of substance misuse in rural settings and strategies for designing and implementing successful prevention programming in a rural environment.

T/TA Tools 2018
Preventing Opioid Overdose: The Value of Naloxone

This Prevention Conversations video underscores the importance of embracing naloxone distribution as a safe and effective strategy for preventing opioid-related overdose.

Videos 2017
Levels of Collaboration

Stakeholders can work together in many different ways, for many different reasons. This chart presents four levels of collaboration, ranging from simple to complex.

T/TA Tools 2018
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.

Grantee Stories 2016
Focusing on Focus Groups

Discover the key elements of focus group design and delivery through case examples to highlight the many ways focus groups can be used to support prevention practice.

Online Courses 2014
Lessons from Wisconsin: The Value of Broad Stakeholder Involvement

This Prevention Conversations video highlights the importance of involving key stakeholders in the development of media messages and materials.

Videos 2017
Collaboration Across SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework

This tool presents opportunities for collaborating at each step of the SPF.

T/TA Tools 2018
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.

Grantee Stories 2016
Go Get It! Finding Existing Data to Inform Your Prevention Efforts

Explore strategies for identifying, locating, and accessing the data you need to assess the substance use prevention needs of your community.

Online Courses 2014