Building more interagency collaborations that align existing state efforts and bring current key state and community partners together in the SPE Policy Consortium to reduce duplication and encourage alignment and braiding of assessments, priorities, planning, reporting and evaluation. The SPE Policy Consortium will capitalize on system strengths and bring in new partners essential to the success of development of a state Capacity Building and Infrastructure Enhancement Plan, and a Comprehensive 5-Year Strategic Prevention Plan.
Expand Training Plan to be a more extensive training, technical assistance and workforce development plan that includes: enhance website capabilities to host video trainings, webinars, and distance learning opportunities; expansion of trainings to include special topics areas and at risk populations and feasibility studies on required prevention professional certification, provider licensing and service rates.
Expand and operationalize current data collection and reporting systems making data collection and reporting easily accessible and useable for both state and local communities. Enhancing data collection systems for assessment, evaluation and monitoring: improving the current resources assessment data collection instrument; incorporating improved reporting formats; increasing accessibility and use of Healthy Youth Survey data; and developing support for its use among state and local partners.
Develop capacity in local communities to work with primary care through establishing a Primary Care Integration Demonstration project, which will identify and/or develop innovative strategies, by providing incentives to local communities to integrate substance abuse prevention with primary care, and expand our understanding of mental/emotional behavioral disorders and prescription and over the counter drug abuse prevention into current substance abuse prevention infrastructure.