- Laura Rapp, Principal Investigator
- Steven S. Martin, Lead Evaluator
- Sharon Merriman-Nai, SEOW Coordinator
- Brandie Pugh, Graduate Research Assistant
- Initiated: July 1, 2009; Funding Source: SAMHSA through Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
The purpose of the Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) is to institutionalize the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) throughout the state to develop and enhance Delaware’s substance abuse prevention system. The SPF-SIG is built on a community-based approach to prevention and a series of implementation principles. The goals of the SPF-SIG initiative are to provide funding to State in order to: (1) Prevent onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, including childhood and underage drinking; (2) Reduce substance abuse-related problems; and (3) Building prevention capacity and infrastructure at the state and community level.
The goals of the Delaware SPF-SIG Evaluation parallel the goal of the SPF-SIG project as a whole. The first is to develop and implement an integrated community and statewide level evaluation system for the SPF initiative that can 1) assist in the planning and monitoring of policies and programs and 2) measure changes in alcohol related consumption, patterns and consequences that can be attributed to DE SPF-SIG efforts. A second but equally important goal is to measure increases in community capacity and infrastructure which will enable the state and communities to address substance abuse problems beyond SPF-SIG. In terms of the specific Community Evaluation goals and objective, it is that the Community Evaluation Team assist and evaluates the SPF-SIG Contractors as they work through the 5 steps of the SPF-SIG, assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Team also provides training and technical assistance to the contractors to ensure that the best data possible were tracked and collected. All federal requirements were fulfilled. The Evaluation Team, working with the SPF-SIG Staff, also ensure that all federal reporting requirements are fulfilled, this include the Grantee level Instrument, Community Level Instrument, Community Outcomes, and the Participant Level Instrument.
CET-SPF-SIG Project-Final Evaluation Report.pdf