PFS15 Grant Background

Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success 2015 Grant (PFS15)

The Wisconsin PFS15 grant focuses on the following prevention priority:  Prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12-25. Funding oversight, training, and technical assistance for the PFS15 will be provided by the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) Regional Prevention Centers (RPCs) to support evidence-based prevention efforts for reducing problems related to the non-medical use of prescription drugs in 14 high need counties throughout the state. Strategies will focus on reducing youth/young adult access to and the availability of prescription drugs in the community. The 14 high need counties identified are:

  1. Ashland
  2. Columbia
  3. Dane
  4. Douglas
  5. Eau Claire
  6. Florence
  7. Forest
  8. Kenosha
  9. Marinette
  10. Menominee
  11. Milwaukee
  12. Oneida
  13. Rock
  14. Vilas

The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) also received the PFS15 grant in September 2015. GLITC is collaborating with four Tribes with their grant and they are:

  1. Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  2. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  3. Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  4. Menominee Indian Tribe

GLITC is incorporating the premise that “Culture is Prevention” and have two priorities: (1) preventing underage drinking among individuals 12 to 20 years old, and (2) preventing prescription drug misuse and abuse among individuals 12 to 25 years old. Along with these two priorities their goal of the grant is to promote emotional health and wellness in order to prevent or delay the onset of complications from substance use and mental illness while identifying and responding to emerging behavioral health issues. Together, GLITC and State will work together to share resources.