Guidance for Substance Abuse Prevention Provider Work Plans
Research has shown that the most successful approaches to preventing substance abuse are those which are comprehensive and community-based. While the South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse has funded both types of approaches in the past, it now intends to pursue a more comprehensive and outcome-oriented approach. Toward this end, in 2009-2010 the Division instituted a new requirement that recipients of substance abuse prevention funding base their Work Plans on assessment of community data. In support of that requirement, the Division developed and disseminated a guidance document, “Needs Assessment Information for Prevention Providers and Community Coalitions” in March 2009.
For 2010-2011, the Division intends to increase the accountability and effectiveness of the use of substance abuse prevention funds by continuing its transition to outcome-based contracting. This guidance document is intended to support the development of comprehensive prevention Work Plans that are based on local data and designed to achieve measurable outcomes.