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SPF Model

The SPF is a planning model promoted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support coordinated, comprehensive, data-driven planning and accountability.

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The SPF model includes these five steps:

1) Assessment: Identify local prevention needs based on data (e .g ., What is the problem?)

2) Capacity: Build local resources and readiness to address prevention needs (e .g ., What do you have to work with?)

3) Planning: Find out what works to address prevention needs and how to do it well (e .g ., What should you do and how should you do it?)

4) Implementation: Deliver evidence-based programs and practices as intended (e .g ., How can you put your plan into action?)

5) Evaluation: Examine the process and outcomes of programs and practices (e .g ., Is your plan succeeding?)

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