SPF-PFS Celebration

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43215, United States

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST

Columbus Metropolitan Library Auditorium, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43215, United States.


Join Us for a SPF-PFS Celebration


You are cordially invited to participate in an event to celebrate the accomplishments of Ohio’s SPF-PFS Initiative. 


Ohio’s Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Initiative began in 2014 with a grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The SPF-PFS was designed to support Ohio’s rural and Appalachian communities as they worked to build a culturally- competent and sustainable local infrastructure to reduce underage alcohol use and prescription drug misuse among young people.


Over the last 5 years, Ohio’s SPF-PFS Initiative has focused on increasing the access of Ohio’s rural and Appalachian regions to evidence-based prevention services by building workforce capacity and prevention infrastructure. The SPF-PFS grant will conclude at the end of September, and we would like to celebrate the accomplishments of Ohio’s sub-recipient communities, provide updates, and express appreciation to SAMHSA; the SPF-PFS Advisory Committee; State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup; Evidence-based Practices Workgroup; and the Committee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for their guidance and commitment to the initiative.


  9:30 – 10:15     Registration, Networking, and Breakfast

10:30 – 10:50     Welcome & Opening Remarks from OhioMHAS

10:50 – 11:25     Theory of Change for Ohio’s SPF-PFS

Dr. Dawn Thomas (OhioMHAS), Mr. George Hicks (Maryhaven), Ms. Nicole Schiesler (PreventionFIRST!), and Dr. Holly Raffle (Ohio University’s Voinovich School)


11:30 – 12:40     Showcasing the Work of Ohio’s SPF-PFS Coalitions

Presentations by Ohio’s SPF-PFS Project Directors


12:45 – 1:00       Ohio’s SPF-PFS Video

Ms. Tracee Garrett (Global Insight Productions)


1:00 – 1:15          Coalitions Work to Build a Healthier Tomorrow

Dr. Frances Dunn Butterfoss, Founding President of Coalitions Work and co-author of the Community Coalition Action Theory 

1:15 – 1:30          Concluding Remarks


If you are a member of OSET, OCAM, OhioMHAS or a sub-recipient community, please arrive at 8:30 a.m.

Parking:  Please bring your parking ticket to the registration desk to get validated. 





Cancellation policy

Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact Cathy Born, by noon, Friday, September 20th at cborn@prevention-first.org or 513-751-8000.  This will allow for an accurate head-count for breakfast.  Thank you.

The Ohio Coaching and Mentoring Network (OCAM) is coordinated by PreventionFIRST! and will be working with a team of coaches to provide training, technical assistance, and mentoring in alignment with Ohio’s SPF-PFS priorities. This expanded infrastructure will lead to an increased use of evidence-based practice and ensure that Ohio’s rural and Appalachian populations have equitable access to culturally competent substance abuse prevention services. Questions? Please contact Nicole Schiesler at (513) 751-8000 x12 or Nicole.OCAM@gmail.com.

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