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The Monroe County Coalition is a group of community members and leaders in the Florida Keys who work together to prevent and reduce substance use, especially among youth. Our objectives include reducing early initiation of alcohol and other drug use; decreasing rates of binge drinking, reducing access to alcohol and other drugs; and decreasing the consequences of alcohol and other drug use. We work to increase quality prevention initiatives aimed at middle school, high school, and college students here in Monroe County to create a safer and drug-free community for all. To learn more about what we are currently working on, check out our current initiatives or join us at upcoming meeting or event!
The Monroe County Coalition utilizes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a 5-step process including assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The SPF is an on-going cyclical process that assists coalitions in staying current on community conditions and identifying appropriate strategies that target current needs
STEP 1: Assessment
Identify local youth substance use problems and the community conditions that contribute to the specific identified issues.
STEP 2: Build Capacity
Mobilize build capacity to change the conditions and address the youth substance use
STEP 3: Planning
Develop a logic model comprehensive 12-month Action Plan and multi-year Strategic
STEP 4: Implementation
Implement action and strategic plans with multiple objectives, strategies and
STEP 5: Evaluation
Monitor, sustain, improve or replace prevention activities efforts and strategies.
For more information on the SPF, visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/applying-strategicprevention- framework
Sponsored by Monroe County Coalition, Inc., Thriving Mind South Florida, and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families and SAMHSA's Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) Grant.