Strategic Prevention Framework

Developed by the federal SAMHSA and based on an existing evidence-based community organization system called “Communities that Care”.


The framework takes  a public health approach by identifying community needs, resources, readiness, and gaps, and then mobilizes the community to deal with prioritized problems. We have developed a strategic plan with measurable goals and objectives, implemented evidence-based prevention programs, policies, and practices, and finally we monitor the implementation of the project and measure and evaluate its results.

SW Seattle Youth Alliance’s Coalition

The SWSYA is made up of representatives from the following sectors;

  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Law enforcement
  • Civic/volunteer groups
  • Business
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Media
  • School Administrators
  • Youth Serving Organizations
  • Religious Organizations
  • State/Local/Tribal gov
  • Other Substance Abuse Organizations
  • Chemical Dependency Treatment Organizations
  • Mental Health Services

If you are interested in becoming a sector representative or member, please contact us and join us for our full coalition meeting, held on the last Thursday of every month from 12:00-1:00pm at the High Point Neighborhood House!