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What is the Iowa Partnerships for Success Project?

Strategic Prevention Framework of Iowa

The Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Partnerships for Success funding builds upon the experience and established Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) based prevention infrastructures of states/tribes to address two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities in communities of high need. The program is based on the premise that changes at the community level will, over time, lead to measurable changes at the state/tribal level.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Division of Behavioral Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse is funding highest need counties to address Iowa’s substance abuse prevention priorities of reducing underage drinking and youth binge drinking among persons aged 12 to 20 through the Iowa Partnerships for Success (IPFS) funding.

The SPF represents a five-step, data driven process used to 1) assess needs; 2) build capacity; 3) engage in a strategic planning process; 4) implement a strategic plan and 5) evaluate processes and outcomes. Cultural competency and sustainability are a focus across all five SPF steps.

Project Goals

Funded counties will work towards the same goals of the IPFS Project including:

  • Reduce the rate of underage alcohol use rate of 8th and 11th grade drinkers by at least 5% in funded counties as measured by the Iowa Youth Survey (based on 2012-2014 and 2016-2018 Iowa Youth Survey results);
  • Reduce the binge drinking rate of 8th and 11th grade drinkers by at least 5% in funded counties as measured by the Iowa Youth Survey (based on 2012-2014 and 2016-2018 Iowa Youth Survey results); and
  • Implement at least one individual and four environmental evidence-based practices in the county.

Project Resources

Project announcements and materials go to www.iowapfs.org

What Do You Throw Away underage drinking prevention media campaign go to www.whatdoyouthrowaway.org

For More Information

Contact Julie Hibben, IPFS Project Director at 515-725-7895