SAMHSA's STRATEGIC PREVENTION FRAMEWORK
The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) draws from a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention and a series of guiding principles, which coordinate the federal, state/tribal, and community-level efforts.
The SPF requires states and communities to systematically:
- Assess their prevention needs based on epidemiological data,
- Build their prevention capacity,
- Develop a strategic plan,
- Implement effective community prevention programs, policies, and practices, and
- Evaluate their efforts for outcomes.
For more information on Ohio's historic efforts with SPF, please visit the Ohio SPF SIG web page.