SPF in Action
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SPF in Action

Since 2006, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) of the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has been partnered with prevention providers, community coalitions and county governments to enhance the state’s prevention infrastructure through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The framework offers a data-driven perspective to assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation, and evaluation, with the ultimate goal of building a sustainable substance abuse prevention infrastructure that is responsive to emerging needs of Hawai‘i’s diverse populations. Highlights below show how the SPF has been utilized across the state through grant support from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

The SPF-PFS Project (2013‒2018)

In 2013, ADAD was awarded the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) grant from SAMHSA. The prevention goal for Hawai‘i SPF-PFS is to reduce and prevent underage drinking among youth and young adults ages 12–20 in the State of Hawai'i. This project also aims to promote the health and well-being of our families and communities by:
  • Supporting the development of a unified, comprehensive, and sustainable prevention system in the state of Hawai‘i.
  • Utilizing the SPF to select and implement culturally appropriate evidence-based programs, policies, and practices to address high-risk communities and populations.
  • Creating, revitalizing, and enhancing community mobilization and collaboration between federal, state, and community partners.

To achieve these goals, the HI-SPF-PFS has built upon the accomplishments achieved through the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) project in 2006–2012, which include the revitalization of the State Epidemiology Workgroup (SEOW) and Evidence-Based Workgroup. At the county-level, each of the four county coordination teams utilizes the SPF to identify areas of strengths and needs, and provides training and technical support to further enhance the capacity of the substance abuse prevention system in their respective county. At the community-level, five coalitions utilizes the SPF to address specific conditions of underage drinking in their communities through evidence-based environmental strategies. The following four county teams and five coalitions are the sub-recipients of the PFS grant.

PFS and SPF Hawai'i Project Partners

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
Hawai'i State Department of Health
601 Kamokila Blvd., Room 360
Kapolei, HI 96707
Partnerships For Success Project (PFS)
Dixie Thompson, Prevention Branch Manager
Katie Matsushima, Project Coordinator
Office of Public Health Studies
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
1960 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
HI-PFS Project Epidemiology Team /State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
Victoria Fan, ScD, Principal Investigator
Danilyn Goya, MPH, Project Coordinator
Center on the Family
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
2515 Campus Road, Miller Hall 103
Honolulu, HI 96822
HI-PFS Project Implementation Support and Evaluation Team
Sarah Yuan, PhD, Principal Investigator
Sandé Flores, MPH, Project Specialist

PFS County Coordination Teams

City and County of Department of Community Services
715 S. King St. #311
Honolulu, HI 96813
City and County of Honolulu Coordination Team
Leina'ala Nakamura, Administrator 
Lisa Blair, MSW, County Coordinator
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
655 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
County of Hawai‘i Coordination Team
Lisa Faulkner-Inouye, Program Manager 
Jan-Marie Osorio, CPS, Special Project Coordinator 
County of Kaua‘i Mayor's Office
4444 Rice Street, Suite 235
Lihue, HI 96766
County of Kaua‘i Coordination Team
Theresa Koki, Life's Choice Coordinator
Leialoha Sanchez, Prevention Specialist
County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns
2200 Main Street, Suite 546
Wailuku, HI 96793
County of Maui Coordination Team
Lori Tsuhako, Deputy Director
Curtis Jamison, MPH, Program Coordinator
Richard Collins, CPS, Program Contractor
Luz Domingo, Grants Management Program Manager

PFS Community Coalitions

Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawai‘i (CDFH)
1130 North Nimitz Highway, Suite A-259 Honolulu, HI 96817
EWAlution 96706 Coalition
Cheryl Kameoka, CPS, Program Director
Renee Peiler, CPS, Program Manager
Shalei Aoki, CPS, Coalition Coordinator
Child and Family Services (CFS) 
91-1841 Fort Weaver Road 
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Hawai’i Partnership to Prevent Underage Drinking Coalition
Amanda Pump, MS, CSAC, Director of O'ahu Programs
Krystal Baba, Coalition Coordinator
Coalition for a Drug-Free Lana‘i (CDFL)
P. O. Box 630667 
Lanai City, HI 96763
Kumpang Lana‘i Coalition
Joelle M.L.A. Aoki, Executive Director  
Maui Youth and Family Services, Inc. (MYFS)
P. O. Box 790006 
Paia, HI 96779
Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth (Previously Maui Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition)
Richard Collins, CPS, Coaliton Director
Ashlee Chapman, MSW, Coalition Coordinator
Parents and Children Together (PACT)
45-233 Kulauli Street, A-10 
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Community Works in 96744 Coalition
Kim Golis-Robello, Program Director
Angelique McHenry, Program Coordinator

The SPF-SIG Project (2006‒2012)

In 2006, ADAD received a five-year Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) from SAMHSA. An additional one-year extension was granted, allowing the project to continue its work towards prevention efforts through 2012. From 2006‒2010, the project focused on assessment, capacity building, and planning. The project’s overview, milestones, accomplishments, and challenges during this four-year period are presented in the SPF-SIG Progress Report.
A statewide assessment of needs and capacity related to substance abuse prevention identified the reduction and prevention of underage alcohol consumption among youth aged 12 to 17 as the goal of substance abuse prevention for the Hawai‘i’s SPF-SIG Project. The project sponsored a series of trainings to increase the capacity of the prevention community in planning and implementing culturally appropriate evidence-based programs. State and county plans were developed to identify intervening factors and necessary prevention strategies concerning the prevention goal. In the last two years of the project (October 2010–September 2012), a wide array of substance abuse prevention programs were selected and carried out in Hawai‘i’s four counties. Building on a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention, these programs focused on not only reducing risk and limiting access, but also fostering positive youth development and changing social norms to discourage underage drinking. The prevention and capacity building efforts and impacts are presented in the Final Evaluation Report.