Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Implementation and Monitoring of Prevention Programs

The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is responsible for promoting and conducting programs of alcohol and substance abuse prevention in the State. The OASAS approach to alcohol and substance abuse prevention, and the conceptual framework that supports it, have evolved over time and continue to do so based upon national research findings and experience. The essence of OASAS' new prevention framework is the delivery of research- based strategies and activities to identified target populations in appropriate settings and at the proper level of intensity. OASAS is in the process of bringing all of its program providers on line with the new framework and has established performance targets for providers to help ensure program success. However, to ensure successful implementation of the new framework, OASAS needs a formal implementation plan to monitor the progress of implementation. We also found that OASAS needs to strengthen its monitoring activities to ensure that the prevention programs are operating as intended and OASAS continues to fund only those program providers that demonstrate satisfactory progress in achieving positive outcomes.

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