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 training resources to support your work. For more assessment resources, visit our tools and examples pages.






PFS Academy 2020:  Assessment Webinar Recording

This webinar introduces the SPF and covers how to assess substance use problems and related behaviors, identify criteria for analyzing assessment data to determine priority problems and related harmful behaviors, and how to assess the risk and protective factors that contribute to the problems.


Building the Prevention Workforce Skill-Base:  How to Conduct a Needs Assessment​

This webinar will describe how to conduct a substance use needs assessment, discuss potential data sources and how to access them, and explain techniques for analyzing and prioritizing needs assessment results.

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Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Assessment

This recording by DCCCA Communications provides an overview of the SPF Assessment process.



  Accessing Census Data in 2019: The Transition to Data

This webinar provides a live demonstration of the latest updates to learn how to access data from the new site.



Census Academy: Your Virtual Hub for Learning Data Skills

This site provides several instructional videos, webinar training, and resources with tips and tricks about how to access and use Census Bureau Data. The videos will also introduce you to various concepts and techniques to improve your ability to navigate the new website and use data-access tools.



An Introduction to Community Assessment and Data Collection

This free course is an introductory-level course designed to build competence in data analytics and assessment as well as community engagement in public health professionals, especially those in the governmental public health workforce.