SPF Step 1: Assessment

SPF Step 1 - Assessment

 

What is it?


Assessment is the first step of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). Assessment involves identifying local prevention needs based on data. It is important to assess the nature and extent of both substance use and misuse problems and related behaviors in the community in order to complete the other steps of the SPF.

Brief: Strategic Prevention Framework Step 1: Assessment (PDF)
A brief from the Great Lakes PTTC that provides an overview of SPF Step 1: Assessment.

Video: Strategic Prevention Framework - Assessment
This video created for Kansas provides an excellent overview of SPF Step 1: Assessment.

 

Learn about it.


Tool: Needs Assessment: Step 1 of the SPF (PDF)
A tool created by by REACH Evaluation for the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities for Kentucky's Regional Prevention Centers and community coalitions.

Webinar and Workbook: Examining Data For Disparities (PDF)
Explore the power of data -- the power for good, and the power to amplify bias -- in this webinar from the Great Lakes PTTC.

 

Take action.


Job Aid: Action Steps for SPF Step 1
This resource from the Great Lakes PTTC lists the action steps to be completed for the assessment step of the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Guide: Community Readiness for Community Change (PDF)
This guide from the Tri-Ethic Center assists communities in conducting a community readiness survey, including tools, worksheets, and scoring.

Guide: Strategic Prevention Framework Guide to Assessment, Planning, & Evaluation (PDF)
This guide created by Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc. describes the tasks to complete for the assessment step of the SPF, as well as the planning and evaluation steps.

Tool: Checklist for Identifying Data Gaps (PDF)
This checklist from the PTTC Network helps identify gaps and strengthen on-going data collection for your needs assessment

 

Resources


Data Resources in the Great Lakes Region

Illinois

-  amfAR Opioid and Health Indicators Database-IL
-  An Epidemiological Profile of Prescription Drug and Opioid Use in Illinois
-  Illinois Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts-Department of Health and Human Services
-  National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) - Illinois Data
-  National Institute on Drug Abuse Illinois: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms

Indiana

-  amfAR Opioid and Health Indicators Database-IN
-  Indiana Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts-Department of Health and Human Services
-  Indiana County Epidemiological Data
-  Indiana Specific Data Hub
-  National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)-Indiana Data
-  Substance Abuse in Indiana Fact Sheet

Michigan

-  amfAR Opioid and Health Indicators Database-MI
-  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Data Dashboard
-  Michigan Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts-Department of Health and Human Services
-  National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)-Michigan Data
-  Welcome to Michigan Substance Use Disorder Data Repository

Minnesota

-  amfAR Opioid and Health Indicators Database-MN
-  Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Minnesota: A Biennial Report to the Legislature
-  Minnesota Drug Overdose and Substance Use Pilot Surveillance Activity (MNDOSA)
-  Minnesota Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts-Department of Health and Human Services
-  National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)-Minnesota Data
-  Substance Use in Minnesota Database​​​​​

Ohio

-  amfAR Opioid and Health Indicators Database-OH
-  2017 Ohio Drug Overdose Data: General Findings
-  County Health Rankings and Roadmaps-Ohio
-  National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)-Ohio Data
-  Ohio Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts-Department of Health and Human Services​​​​

Wisconsin

-  amfAR Opioid and Health Indicators Database-WI
-  National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)-Wisconsin Data
-  The Burden of Binge Drinking in Wisconsin Full Report
-  Wisconsin Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts-Department of Health and Human Services
-  Wisconsin Department of Health Services Alcohol and Other Drug Use Statistics
-  Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health: Opioid Module

 

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