Prevention Overview

This document is to assist coalitions in understanding the role of prevention in creating effective programs and strategies to address underage drinking. This section defines the term “evidence-based” and its relationship to effective prevention, explains how OASAS incorporates the best available research evidence, and provides specific suggestions for developing comprehensive and effective prevention programs.

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The Strategic Prevention Framework

This overview provides information and tools related to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a 5-step planning process that guides the selection, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based, culturally appropriate, sustainable prevention activities.

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The Community Tool Box

Supported by the University of Kansas’ Work Group for Community Development, The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change.

The Coalitions Work

Coalitions Work supports coalitions and partnerships to reach their potential as a force for positive change in the health of their communities through collaborative research, education, and consultation with organizations, partnerships and coalitions.

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Talk2Prevent Toolkit

Use our Talk2Prevent Tools in Your Communities



Find Help: 1-877-8-HOPENY

Call 1-877-846-7369 or text HOPENY, the New York State HopeLine, offering hope 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for alcoholism, drug abuse, and problem gambling. All calls/texts are toll-free, anonymous, and confidential.