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Regional Prevention Coordinator

University Outreach, Southwest Prevention Center, The University of Oklahoma
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In conjunction with prevention initiatives out of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, each of the state's 17 RPCs strives to provide regional prevention services by engaging community members, local organizations, public agencies, youth and the media to change community conditions that contribute to ATOD-related problems. To work toward this goal, the RPC for Region 8 provides comprehensive, evidence-based, population-level approaches that are culturally sensitive and sustainable. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Strategic Prevention Framework is used to assess local needs and assets, build capacity of prevention stakeholders, strategically plan for appropriate strategies, implement the approaches, and evaluate efforts for effectiveness. Central to providing prevention services, the RPC collaborates with local coalitions to communicate efforts, share resources, and help mobilize community members.

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Oklahoma SPF-PFS Program for Region 8

The Strategic Prevention Framework- Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) grant program is administered by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). The SPF-PFS grant program is focused on reducing the misuse of prescription drugs among individuals between the ages of 12 and 25.  Prevention efforts target high need communities within Oklahoma using evidence-based programs, practices and policies.

Focusing on misuse, prescription sharing, safe medication storage and safe medication disposal the SPF-PFS program staff work with the community through local coalitions to strengthen the capacity to plan, implement and evaluate prevention efforts.

Purpose

  • Prevent the onset of- and reduce the misuse of medications among youth and young adults
  • Reduce substance abuse-related problems
  • Build capacity of prevention stakeholders at the county level

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Funding Sources

The RPC for Region 8  is funded by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS).

The Oklahoma SPF-PFS Project is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) through ODMHSAS.