The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Partnerships for Success (PFS) grant is distributed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) in partnership with the Arizona State University College of Health Solutions. Using the Strategic Prevention Framework, approximately $1.25 million annually will work to enhance protective factors and reduce risk factors for substance misuse in youth and young adults by implementing the Arizona Prevention and Well-being Improvement Collaborative (PWIC).
Based on the results of a community health assessment, the PWIC will bring together 30 organizations focused on preventing substance use and increasing mental well-being among youth and young adults from underserved minority groups to participate in a five-year collaborative. During this time, organizations will access expert education, tailored technical assistance, an online training certificate program, and quality improvement support through a peer-led model where organizations teach one another how they learned to adopt an evidence-based program or improve an existing one.
The PWIC will be the first collaborative in Arizona to promote evidence-based substance use prevention through peer learning and quality improvement support. Additionally, the PWIC will establish relationships between community organizations, promoting community cohesion and empowering participants to adopt evidence-based practice.
The specific goals of the Arizona Prevention and Well-being Improvement Collaborative:
- Determine prevention and well-being gaps between current conditions in Arizona and desired conditions.
- Recruit Arizona community organizations serving youth and young adults.
- Increase awareness of substance use prevention and mental well-being in Arizona communities.
- Provide training and technical assistance to community organizations on substance use prevention and mental well-being.
- Develop and implement evidence-based prevention and mental health promotion programs.
If you have questions about this grant, please email Nicole Valenzuela, Substance Abuse Manager.