Strategic Prevention Framework
SPF is a major national
initiative of the Center for
Substance Abuse
Prevention (CSAP) of the
Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA)
The SPF focuses on a
“systematic process”
and the process requires
frequent revisits to
previous steps
SPF Overview
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The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)
is a 5-step model
Population-based: considers an entire
range of factors that determine health.
Use of data to drive decisions about
selecting priorities and allocating
community funds.
Five Steps of SPF
Profile population
needs, resources,
and readiness to
address needs and
gaps
Monitor, evaluate,
sustain, and
improve or
replace those that
fail
Sustainability &
Cultural Competence
Implement
evidence-based
prevention
programs and
activities
Mobilize and/or build
capacity to address
needs
Develop a
Comprehensive
Strategic Plan