The goal of substance abuse prevention is the fostering of a climate in which (a) alcohol use is acceptable only for those of legal age and only when the risk of adverse consequences is minimal; (b) prescription and over-the-counter drugs are used only for the purpose for which they were intended; (c) other abusable substances are used only for their intended purposes; and (d) illegal drugs and tobacco are not used at all.
Region 1 Prevention System Coordination
Region 1 provides the coordination of critical system areas including Regional Prevention System Coordination. In this role, Region 1 provides prevention system leadership, support and technical assistance to providers, community coalitions and multiple stakeholders in planning new services and ensuring the appropriate use of funding for prevention strategies.
- Technical assistance/Training to communities regarding funding streams, coalition development, sustainability , and resource utilization.
- Technical assistance/Training to community coalitions on assessing and identifying priority substance abuse issues and selecting and implementing cultually and locally-appropriate substance abuse prevention policies, practices and programs.
- Technical assistance/Training to communities on utilizing SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) planning model to develop a data-driven, evidence-based substance abuse prevention plan.
Please email Kym Fries, Region 1 Prevention Coordinator, with any Substance Abuse Prevention-related inquires at firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Brown, Region 1 Prevention Specialist, at email@example.com
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