Key Prevention Resources for PFS Grantees

The guidance document is intended to help guide PFS-funded communities in Alaska through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) planning process to develop and implement effective, data-driven, and culturally competent strategies that will have a measurable and sustained effect on Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids (NMUPO) and heroin use at the community level. This primary resource is organized in three sections:

  • Section 1: Introduction and Overview provides information on NMUPO and heroin use, as well as the PFS grant program. This section includes a description of the grant and prioritized intervening variables relevant to opioid abuse for the PFS grant program.
  • Section 2: Strategic Prevention Framework provides guidance on the use of the SPF, a 5-step model for planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-informed, culturally appropriate, sustainable NMUPO and heroin use prevention strategies.
  • Section 3: Appendices encompass a range of tools and resources relevant to the SPF process that are referenced throughout Section2. These include grant-specific resources that communities will use to help plan and implement their prevention efforts.