SOCORRO COUNTY PREVENTION COALITION

Goal 1:

Creat an active core team of individuals that will support a larger, inclusive community initiative that plans and sustains a Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) plan to reduce the behaviors that are:

  • Underage Binge Drinking (under age 21)

  • Prescription Drug Abuse (emphasizing pain killers for youth and adults)

Objective 1:

Reliable data for the assessment phase.

Activities:

  1. Collect, organize, review, and update relevant data that describes the intervening variables or risk factors that contribute to substance abuse.

  2. Develop and implement appropriate methods to collect data.

  3. The Core Team will review available data.

  4. The coalition shall review and report revisions to their assessment annually.

  5. Present data to community groups (City Council, Town Hall, County Commission, School Boards and parent groups) at least on a semi-annual basis to mobilize participation and increase the readiness and political will of the community.

 

 

OUR GOALS

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SYNAR- Is a Federal grant requirement. Substance Abuse Prevention Grant funding is contingent upon meeting the statewide non-compliance rate of no more than 20%. If the state does not meet that, then funding will be cut!

Goal 2:

Reduce the sale of tobacco products to youth less than 18 years of age.

Objective 1:

Sales of tobacco products to minors will be reduce to no more than 20% of the statewide non-compliance rate.

Activities:

  1. Prevention staff will attend the OSAP-approved Synar Merchant Education Training on August 27th, 2014.
  2. Socorro County Substance Abuse Prevention staff have 16 merchants to educate.
  3. Provide merchant education to assigned tobacco outlets between August 28th, 2014 and November 21st, 2014, and submit documentation of merchant education by November 28th, 2014. One hundred percent of merchant education will be conducted in person.
  4. During the merchant education visit, we will provide each tobacco outlet with OSAP approved posters, signage, and other resource materials that explain the New Mexico Tobacco Products Act Laws, penalties and fines for illegal sales, and the importance of asking for identification on all tobacco sales.

Objective 2:

Increase the capacity to impact to impact intervening variables/objectives associated with our priorities selected using the needs assessment process.

Activities:

  1. The Core Team shall participate in meetings that contribute to the capacity of prevention programs in the local network to establish and expand collaborations and to help develop strategies to leverage resources across the community to increase the capacity of the project (prevention advocates, health councils, local collaborative, DWI planning council, school based health centers, ect..)
  2. Communicate quarterly with elected officials to advocate for substance abuse prevention.
  3. Hold monthly core team meeting to oversee project, including seeking ways to increase capacity and provide progress reports to keep members informed.
  4. Have at least 8 community sectors at meetings.

 12 sectors include:

• Youth (18 or younger)

• Parent

• Business

• Media

• School

• Youth-serving organization

• Law enforcement

• Religious/Fraternal organization

• Civic/Volunteer groups (i.e., local organizations committed to volunteering, not a coalition member designated as a “volunteer”)

• Healthcare professional

• State, local, or tribal governmental agency with expertise in the field of substance abuse

(Including, if applicable, the State agency with primary authority for substance abuse)

• Other organization involved in reducing substance abuse

  1. Obtain MOU’s from supporting members.
  2. Develop a capacity building plan to acquire the skills necessary to carry out the Strategic Prevention Framework process and submit Capacity and Readiness plan to OSAP by September 5th, 2014.
  3. Designate 3-5 core team or staff to attend the Evidence Based Strategic & Data Driven Planning. Training is October 23rd, 2014

Process Evaluation: Records of attendance, sign in sheets, on-site process notes (progress towards objective, timeline, barriers and accomplishments) core team meeting minutes, list of members and agencies represented and dates of meetings.

Outcome Evaluation: Report on increased capacity to fill gaps.

Objective 4:

Develop and deliver an evaluation system to track indicators linked with the intervening variables that contribute to behaviors that lead to substance abuse.

Activities:

  1. 20% of the prevention budget must be allocated and spent for evaluation.
  2. Participate in statewide outcome evaluation in collaboration with the statewide evaluator. Actively participate in meetings with the local/statewide evaluator and implement the recommended protocols.
  3. Identify for evaluation purposes your catchment area, complete with demographics and numbers affected. Develop and implement appropriate methods to collect data from subpopulations and unique cultural groups.

 

Process Evaluation: Entries in BHSD STAR prevention data management and billing database, records of attendance, sign in sheets, on-site process notes (progress towards objectives, timeline, barriers, and accomplishments), minutes of meeting with evaluator, and dates of meetings. 

Objective 3:

 

A data driven strategic plan will guide 100% of prevention services to address underage drinking and prescription drug misuse.

Activities:

  1. Use assessment and capacity data as well as information obtained at the Evidence Based Practices and Strategic Training to develop a strategic plan to address priorities in Socorro County as identified by our community assessment. Gather community input, stakeholders’ ideas and coalition to develop goals and SMART objectives and evidence-based prevention strategies. Strategic plan to OSAP by December 5th, 2014.
  2. Work with OSAP, evaluators and technical assistance consultants to revised and strengthen our strategic plan that must be submitted by January 15th, 2015.
  3. With the core team, review the strategic plan on a semi-annually and modify as needed. Look for opportunities to address and increase capacity.
  4. If a SOW revision appears necessary, research and document the efficacy of the various strategies and programs linked to contributing factors with respect to cost, feasibility and appropriateness for our community and cultural needs. Changes to the strategic plan and SOW must be preapproved by OSAP before implantation can occur.

Process Evaluation:  Records of attendance, sign in sheets, on-site process notes (progress towards objective, timeline, barriers and accomplishments) core team meeting minutes, list of members and agencies represented and dates of meetings.

Outcome Evaluation: Strategic plan with supporting logic models, timeline/management plan and any performance or outcomes data.

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