SPF diagramSAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a dynamic, data-driven planning process that prevention practitioners can use to understand and more effectively address the substance abuse and related mental health problems facing their communities.

The documents below provide an overview and explanations of the different steps in the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Strategic Prevention Framework Overview (pdf)

Understanding the Strategic Prevention Framework (pdf)

SPF Step 1: Assessment (pdf)

SPF Step 2: Capacity (pdf)

SPF Step 3: Planning (pdf)

SPF Step 4: Implementation (pdf)

SPF Step 5: Evaluation (pdf)

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