small spf flowerStrategic Prevention Framework Step 1: Assessment

Assessment, the first step of the SPF, involves identifying local prevention needs based on data. Below are tools to support your work. For more assessment resources, visit our training and examples pages.




Assessment Overview

This document defines problems and behaviors, recommends questions to guide your community assessment, and provides criteria to help you determine your community's priority substance use problem.



Prioritizing Risk and Protective Factors

This document describes how to use two criteria (importance and changeability) to decide which risk or protective factor(s) to address.

Assessment Fidelity Checklist

This fidelity checklist from the state of Alaska’s Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success grant provides a tool for measuring coalition fidelity to the assessment process.



Locating Data on Risk Factors for Opioid Overdose

This tool provides a brief description of specific overdose-related risk factors and links those factors to relevant data sources and indicators.  


Guide to Assessment, Planning and Evaluation

This guide will provide you with a brief overview of the Strategic Prevention Framework and lead you step by step through the activities required to assess local needs and capacities.



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