West Virginia Collegiate Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success
The Collegiate Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success (C-PFS) initiative seeks to enhance prevention infrastructure and build capacity among higher education institutions in Southern West Virginia (WV) to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of alcohol, tobacco and vaping, marijuana, and prescription drug misuse and its related problems among higher education students (ages 18 and older). The Center was awarded a five-year grant for this project by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2020.
The C-SPF-PFS will strengthen and create new partnerships to enhance the overall strategic prevention framework processes on Southern WV higher education campuses in order to address the misuse of alcohol, tobacco focusing on electronic devices, marijuana, and prescription drug misuse among high-risk emerging adults (ages 18-25) using evidence-based and data-informed universal, selective and indicated prevention strategies. It will also strengthen connections between IHEs and local community coalitions to enhance their sharing of evidence-based practice resources and training and collaborative support for environmental strategies effecting both campuses and the communities in which they reside.
C- PFS has the potential to reach a total of 30,000 students over the course of the grant with environmental strategies and prevention messaging and plans to serve approximately 6,000 individuals per year with prevention interventions. Review a brief of the project here. Project years: 2020-2025