Approved Strategies

First Year – Required Coalition Strategies

Grantees’ Selected Optional Prevention Strategies – 1st Year (FFY 2017)

Funded coalitions will be expected to participate in both required strategies and optional strategies aimed at addressing each of the above areas related to reducing prescription drug abuse. In addition, AWY member coalitions and their partners throughout the county will be eligible to attend trainings offered through the AWY RPCs and obtain technical assistance for strategy implementation and sustainability.

All funded coalitions will be expected to participate in implementing the following strategies and collecting required evaluation data on each.

 Coalition Required Strategies Evaluation Components
Implement a community education and/or media campaign to include the dissemination of Dose of Reality materials, media and other community education materials as well as speaking engagements or Town Hall meetings # and types of materials disseminated, # of events held, # of participants, # of partners in the event, media recognition of the Dose of Reality campaign as measured by the UWPHI community survey
Support prescription (Rx) drug security, collection and disposal # of new drop boxes placed, # of take back events, # of pounds collected, # of personal lock boxes distributed, # of individual disposal units distributed
Work with and provide resources to support law enforcement Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training and enforcement* # new officers trained, # and kind of detections per county

*If there are already an adequate number of DRE officers trained in the county, coalitions are expected to work with those officers to identify drug trends and the types of drug detections being made in the county, but will not be required to fund  additional officer training (see Appendix 1 for a list of certified DRE Officers by county).

In addition to the required strategies identified in Table 2, funded coalitions will be required to implement at least one of the following optional strategies and collect accompanying evaluation data. Applicant Coalitions may choose to implement more than one of these strategies if appropriate for local conditions and budgets.

Optional Strategies How Success will be Determined
Implement Strengthening Families 10-14 (using curriculum appropriate for the focus age groups for the grant). Pre/post-tests, # of participants, # of events
Implement Lifeskills Pre/post-tests, # of participants, # of events
Implement Generation Rx University (media campaign) # of materials disseminated, # of presentations, # of participants attending events
Implement Taking Action to Prevent and Address Prescription Drug Abuse (College Campuses – media campaign) # of materials disseminated, # of presentations, # of participants attending events
Coordinate Online Youth Risk Behavioral Survey (OYRBS) implementation and data collection # of schools implementing OYRBS, MOU or data sharing agreement in place, shared data on a set timeline
Support law enforcement drug interdictions # of interdictions conducted, # and nature of findings
Provide prescriber education (Partners with local healthcare or Medical Society) # of events, # of participants, event satisfaction survey

Funded coalitions will be expected to comply with all Regional, State and Federal reporting requirements related to the use of funds. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) will serve as the evaluator for the PFS15 and provide coalitions with technical assistance related to evaluation requirements and data collection upon award. At a minimum, Applicant Coalitions must collect the data related to each strategy implemented from the required (Table 1) and optional (Table 2) strategy lists above.

AWY RPCs will be responsible for providing the following strategies to be implemented and coordinated with the funded coalitions in each PFS15 county. They will work with the funded proposer to coordinate these efforts.

 RPC Required Strategies Evaluation Components
Host Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP) # of trainings, # of participants, event satisfaction survey, 6 month follow up survey of usefulness
Host prescriber education training # of events, # of participants, event satisfaction survey, follow up use survey
Host Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR – suicide prevention training) # of trainings, # of participants, event satisfaction survey, 6 month follow up survey of usefulness
Host Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) # of trainings, # trained, event satisfaction survey, follow up use survey
Host Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) # of trainings, # of participants, event satisfaction survey, 3 month follow up survey of usefulness