Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Approaches (Webinar Series) Part 1 of 4: How to Implement an Evidence-Based Approach Through Strategic Planning (Webinar Recording)

Central East Webinar Series: Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Approaches
Part 1: How to Implement an Evidence-Based Approach Through Strategic Planning

Josh Esrick, MPP

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March 6, 2019, 1-2 PM EST  |  View series page  |  View all Central East series


This is part one of a four-part webinar series hosted by the Central East PTTC that focuses on implementing evidence-based prevention approaches.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration developed the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) for preventionists to identify and implement evidence-based practices appropriate for their communities. This webinar will walk through the five SPF steps: 1) Assess Needs, 2) Build Capacity, 3) Planning, 4) Implementation, and 5) Evaluation, explaining what they entail and how preventionists can use evidence to facilitate their completion. The webinar will also introduce topics such as risk and protective factors for substance use, evidence-based prevention strategies, and collaboration with other stakeholders, which will be further discussed in future webinars.


  • Provide the goals of this four-webinar series
  • Explain the importance of evidence for prevention
  • Use SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to walk through the five key steps to evidence-informed strategic planning
  • Share supportive SAMHSA resources


Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local level. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.


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