Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG)
Bureau of Community-Based & Primary Prevention
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois has 18 Illinois Strategic Prevention Framework (ISPF) programs in operation in the 2007-08 fiscal year. ISPF grantees are in partnerships with a local coalition to utilize the Framework's process to target the misuse of alcohol in their community: underage drinking, binge drinking or alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths.
The Strategic Prevention Framework is five components designed to assist the State and communities build capacity and the infrastructure necessary to implement and sustain culturally competent and effective prevention policies, practices and programs.
The work of the SPF SIG grant includes the Statewide Advisory Council (SAC) and its Statewide Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW); a multi-agency collaborative of State partners such as the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services, State Police, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Board of Education, as well as local community based providers and state-wide organizations. The purpose of the collaboration is to allow State agencies to maximize efforts by encouraging linkage with other state efforts.
The charge of individual ISPF sites is to determine through a local assessment how best to address the misuse of alcohol in their community. This data will be used by the communities to create a culturally competent and sustainable plan to address the misuse of alcohol.
Illinois has 18 ISPF sites in operation in the 2007-08 program year located in every IDHS region of the state.
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Note: Grantees are completing the assessment phase of the framework in SFY08. Implementation of programs / projects will begin in SFY09.
Trained approximately 50 community stakeholders from around the state in the first three components of the SPF: assessment, capacity building and strategic planning.
Participation in local data collection through the Illinois Youth Survey doubled through the efforts of the ISPF Project Coordinators and their coalition members (2008 participation compared to 2006).
The Statewide Epidemiology Workgroup will provide direction to both the SPF and the new Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder grant program therefore maximizing efforts by linking the two projects.