What is the Strategic Prevention Framework?
SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a planning process for preventing substance use and misuse. The five steps and two guiding principles of the SPF offer prevention professionals a comprehensive process for addressing the substance misuse and related behavioral health problems facing their communities. The effectiveness of the SPF begins with a clear understanding of community needs and involves community members in all stages of the planning process.
The SPF also includes two guiding principles:
The ability to interact effectively with members of diverse population.
The process of achieving and maintaining long-term results.