How We Do What We Do


The Coalition works with other agencies and community members to coordinate substance abuse prevention efforts in Hillsdale County.


To guide our prevention work, the Coalition implements SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) Strategic Prevention Framework.





Step 1: Community Needs Assessment

The Coalition collects data from multiple sources to inform the planning of prevention services.


Step 2: Capacity Building

The Coalition engages key stakeholders in Hillsdale County to insure sustainability of prevention services.


Step 3: Strategic Planning

The Coalition creates a strategic plan, based on documented needs, with measurable objectives.


Step 4: Implementation

Evidence-based programs are implemented, and data is collected to measure outcomes.


Step 5: Evaluation

The Coalition monitors the process, the effectiveness, and the sustainability of implemented programs.


And then the cycle is repeated....

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