Parterships for Success 2015

The purpose of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Partnerships for Success 2015 (PFS 2015) grant program is to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse among high school aged youth across the Commonwealth.  
 
This grant program will target prescription drug misuse and abuse among high school aged youth (14 to 18) in 16 Massachusetts communities of high need. Together, these communities are home to nearly two million residents, approximately 30% of the total Massachusetts population of 6.7 million. They also include the state’s ten largest cities. The PFS 2015 sub-recipient communities will use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to implement evidence-based prevention strategies.
 
BSAS is funding local municipalities across the state of Massachusetts to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse through local policy, practice, systems and environmental change(s). The SAPC program emphasizes the integration of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model into overall prevention systems, to ensure a consistent data-driven planning process across the Commonwealth focused on implementing culturally competent and sustainable strategies and interventions that will have a measurable effect on preventing and reducing opioid abuse and opioid overdoses in Massachusetts communities. 
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Partnerships for Success 2015 (PFS 2015) grant program is part of a comprehensive approach to substance use disorder prevention in Massachusetts, which includes the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) and Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) grant programs.
 
All of these state initiatives follow a data-informed process and focus primarily on implementing evidence-based environmental strategies and local “best practices” that can be sustained through local policy, practice, and systems changes to reduce substance misuse and abuse within Massachusetts communities and to increase both the number and the capacity of municipalities across the Commonwealth engaging in prevention work around these issues. These programs also emphasize the integration of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model into overall prevention systems, to ensure a consistent data-driven planning process across the Commonwealth focused on implementing effective and sustainable strategies and interventions.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Partnerships for Success 2015 (PFS 2015) grant program is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to address the issue of prescription drug misuse and abuse among high school aged youth in Massachusetts.
 
Click on any of the links of the funded communities on the right to view more information about their program. 
 
This guidance document is a resource for municipalities, individuals, organizations, community coalitions, and other groups who are implementing efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons high school-aged youth, including those whose efforts are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS), and more specifically, grantees of the Partnership For Success 2015 cohort. You can download the guidance document at the link below along with two additional (draft) documents, developed by SAMHSA'S Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), are meant to be used in conjunction with the guidance document.