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
Examples of Local-level Logic Models for Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities

This resource contains three examples of logic models that prevention practitioners can use to think through their process for addressing behavioral health disparities at the community level. Each example addresses a different type of disparity, and includes the community’s related substance use problem; factors that contribute to the problem; activities to address the problem; and short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes.

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Excellence in Prevention Strategy List

This page provides detailed information about direct service and environmental prevention strategies. Programs and strategies in this list must be shown in at least two studies to produce intended results. All programs listed include substance abuse prevention as an area of interest.

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Family, Parent and Caregiver Peer Support in Behavioral Health

This resource describes the ways in which parent support providers can offer hope, guidance, advocacy, and camaraderie to parents and caregivers of children and youth receiving services from mental health, substance use, and related service systems.

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Focus on Cannabis Prevention

It is important for the prevention community to know and understand the risks related to cannabis, especially in a time of changing laws, rules, and regulations in the region. The New England PTTC has created this page to bring together the latest health advisories from the CDC, CADCA, and other federal partners, as well as the health departments and organizations of the six New England States. You can also find some helpful informational resources and cannabis prevention toolkits from the New England states.

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Framing Tobacco Disparities: A Collection of Free Messaging Guides for Tobacco Prevention Staff and Partners

This new series of equity-centered messaging guides highlight how communications around health equity issues must be strategically and thoughtfully created as certain disparity-focused messaging can bring greater harm to the communities most burdened by commercial tobacco use. The resources in this collection will help people to frame their messages within a justice and social context.

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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

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 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 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.

Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
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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History UnErased

History UnErased is an education non-profit bringing life-affirming, life-changing, and life-saving LGBTQ history into the mainstream curriculum. We are the first and only organization entirely dedicated to providing K-12 schools with the curriculum and training they need to teach LGBTQ-inclusive, intersectional history, and our curriculum is aligned with every K-12 state framework for a more complete, complex, and empowering story of America.

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