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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 6, 2016

DOH Seeks to Partner with Community Organizations; SPF PFS APPLICATION Informational Conference JULY 14-15, 2016

The Department of Health (DOH) has received funding that allows the department to aggressively move forward with the implementation of programs to better the serve the community, in the area of Substance Abuse relief and awareness. The DOH will be holding an interest meeting for community oriented organizations to learn more about how they can obtain funding to be involved and assist the department in carrying out various Substance Abuse Prevention models/programs. We are inviting members of the non-profit, faith based, private and business community. Come and learn more about this opportunity and how you can make a meaningful impact, among our youth, our veterans and in our Territory.

The Application Informational Conference will be held:

St. Croix: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Virgin Islands Cardiac Center (VICC)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

St. Thomas: Friday, July 15, 2016
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort (Conference Room A)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Health, Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Services (DMHADDS), a five-year (2015 – 2020) Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF PFS) cooperative agreement. 

The purpose of this grant is to assess, identify, implement and strengthen best-fit (evidence-based) prevention interventions that will improve substance use outcomes and achieve targeted community change. This program joins and builds on other territorial initiatives and prevention focused community efforts envisioning and pursuing health, safety, and success for all of the Virgin Islands children and adults.

The purpose of this conference is to provide interested parties with information to enable them to prepare and submit an application for a community SPF PFS sub-grant. There are four key principles of the SPF PFS: 1) states and communities follow the Public Health Approach, 2) focus on outcome-based prevention, 3) follow a strategic planning process (SPF), and 4) use data throughout the process to inform decisions 

For more information, please contact Ms. Dynel Lang at (340)718-1311 Ext. 3615.

Download the Conference Flyer

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