Resources

Resource Library

Search our resource library to access a wealth of information to support your substance misuse prevention efforts. Use the drop down menus to search by resource type and/or prevention topic, or type a keyword into the search bar. New resources added regularly!

Resource Title Description Resource Type
Generating, Managing, and Sustaining Financial Resources

Information on writing grants, preparing an annual budget, and planning for financial sustainability.

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Guidance for Conducting Focus Groups for the MOAPC Grant

This tool provides guidance for conducting focus groups including planning, developing questions, and conducting the focus groups themselves. It also provides sample question for different audiences related to the issue of opioid misuse and overdose prevention.

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Guidance for Conducting Focus Groups for the PFS Grant

This tool provides guidance for conducting focus groups including planning, developing questions, and conducting the focus groups themselves. It also provides sample question for different audiences related to the issue of prescription drug misuse prevention.

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Guidance for Conducting Focus Groups for the SAPC Grant

This tool provides guidance for conducting focus groups including planning, developing questions, and conducting the focus groups themselves. It also provides sample question for different audiences related to the issue of underage drinking.

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Guidance on Communications After a Non-Concussion Sports Injury Fact Sheet

Recent legislation in Massachusetts requires that parents of middle and high school athletes and other adults such as coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, and school nurses receive educational materials on the potential dangers of opioid use and misuse. The educational materials shall also be distributed in written form to all students participating in an extracurricular athletic activity prior to the commencement of their athletic seasons.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) collaborated to provide action steps to help prevent opioid misuse and overdose among student athletes. This fact sheet also highlight resources for addressing possible alcohol or opioid misuse or addiction.

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Guide to Online Registries for Substance Misuse Prevention Evidence-based Programs and Practices

Prevention leaders are dedicated to improving the health of their communities through effective programs and policies to reduce substance misuse and its related consequences. Perhaps the most critical decisions prevention staff weigh are what set of programs and policies to implement, typically with limited resources. In the past, many prevention practitioners relied on a single registry to find potential evidence-based programs and policies that is no longer available. The good news is many other options exist! This document summarizes many available federal registries and online databases where prevention practitioners can begin their search for the “best fit” evidence-based prevention program, policy, or practice.

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Handbook for Community Anti-drug Coalitions

The Handbook for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions provides an overview of resources for and about community coalitions. It helps educate, inform and empower local coalitions and provides some of the basic tools needed to become effective and sustainable.

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Health Equity and Prevention Primer

The Health Equity and Prevention Primer (HEPP) is a web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in achieving health, safety, and health equity through policy advocacy, community change, and multi-sector engagement.

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Health Equity Tracker

Explore, learn, and share this tracker! This tracker was built to be a scalable data visualization solution that has the ability to ingest large data sets and identify missing gaps of data that may result in inequities for marginalized communities.

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How Health Departments Can Address Police Violence as a Public Health Issue: Recommendations and Specific Actions for Health Departments to Take to Help End Police Violence

Owing to the collective work of movement builders and advocates, the field of public health has begun to reckon with the longstanding and well documented health impacts of policing and incarceration. This resource includes 5 recommendations and specific actions for health departments to take to help end police violence.

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How to Conduct a Thorough Literature Search

Sometimes prevention practitioners cannot find a program, policy, or practice that is an acceptable fit for their community on a federal registry or searchable database. The next best place to look is in the peer-reviewed literature to identify other options. This handout provides a brief overview of how to approach searching through peer-reviewed or scientific papers. It outlines steps for conducting an unbiased literature search and includes tips and tricks for a thorough search.

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Human Impact Partners

Human Impact Partners transforms the field of public health to center equity and builds collective power with social justice movements.

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Implementing Promising Community Interventions

Information on illustrative interventions using various strategies for change.

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Implementing Social Marketing

This toolkit assists in developing a social marketing effort to promote adoption and use of innovations.

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Improving Organizational Management and Development

This toolkit provides guidance for enhancing your organization's governance structure and improving communication.

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