Guidance

MassCALL3A - Community Engagement and Capacity Building

These grants were provided to communities with limited or no existing capacity and infrastructure to implement a systematic public health planning process and implement a comprehensive set of evidence-based prevention programs, policies, and practices. The goal of MassCALL3A grants is to build local capacity and readiness to engage in a comprehensive strategic planning process to prevent youth substance misuse.

CSPS and BSAS staff are working to finalize a guidance document to help guide MassCALL3A grantees through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) planning process. In the interim, feel free to check out the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative planning tool that grantees used to guide their planning processes. Much of the information is relevant to your work. It provides an overview of:

  • National and state data available to help you understand your local substance misuse problems
  • Guidance for using SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based prevention strategies that are culturally appropriate and sustainable.

Users can go directly to relevant areas of the tool, depending on where they are in the SPF process. Related tools, templates, and worksheets are also organized on a single page—easy to download and share at your next coalition meeting!