What is SPF-SIG?

The Strategic Prevention Framework is a five step process that assists communities, coalitions and agencies in identifying community issues, available resources, gaps in services, and selecting interventions that address the unique needs of that community. The SPF process focuses on using data and building capacity within each community to impact the consequences of substance use-related issues. The SPF model is an evidence-based practice. It has been researched and evaluated. The SPF assists communities in using the data to identify needs as well as the strategies to impact those needs.

The process is non-linear. Each of the five steps correlates with one another. The five steps are:

  1. Assessment
  2. Capacity Building
  3. Planning
  4. Implementation
  5. Evaluation

Utah has adopted the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) for state and county planning in order to impact population behavior for two statewide identified priorities:

  1. Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes (ARMVC)
    • Property damage due to ARMVC
    • Bodily injury due to ARMVC
    • Fatalities due to ARMVC
  2. Prescription Narcotic Related Morbidity and Mortality (PNMM)
    • Non-illicit drug deaths
    • Emergency department encounters due to narcotic overdose