Strategic Prevention Framework

T he 2009 Minority Substance Abuse/HIV/Hepatitis C Strategic Prevention Framework was a five-year project to target African-American, low-income and high at-risk individuals in substance abuse (SA), HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis C (HEP) prevention and intervention.

The project prevention and intervention implementation approach addressed the prevalence, intensity, socio-cultural context and intergenerational nature of high at-risk behavior that leads to SA, HIV, and HEP by providing adequate mental health and substance abuse prevention and intervention programs. Program goals included increased community-partnered SA/HIV/HEP activities, reduced high-risk behavior, intervention and/or prevention activities to over 400 high at-risk individuals and SA/HIV/HEP capacity-building for a minimum of 15 community partnered organizations.

The project goals were completed using the Strategic Prevention Framework process that included Step 1: Community Needs Assessment; Step 2: Capacity Building; Step 3: Strategic Plan Development; Step 4: Implementation; and Step 5: Evaluation.

The Minority Substance Abuse/HIV/Hepatitis C Strategic Prevention Framework project was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.