The tools and resources listed below are designed to assist the Single County Authorities (SCAs) in completing the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Prevention Needs Assessment and Planning Process. This data-driven process is designed to guide the SCAs in developing a comprehensive Prevention Action Plan that meets the needs of the most problematic substance use behaviors within each county, by targeting the underlying risk/protective factors, and localized contributing factors, influencing those behaviors.
Engaging in this process provides the SCAs with the quantitative and qualitative data necessary to allow each county to target specific needs, assess and maximize current resources, and strengthen the prevention infrastructure in the areas needed most.
Phases A - E (Needs & Resource Assessment)
- NARA (Needs and Resource Assessment) Manual
- Needs Assessment Worksheets (Phases A-D)
- Needs Assessment Tool (Phases A-D)
- Resource Assessment Tool (Phase E)
Phase F - SMART Goals & Action Plan
Phase G - Evaluation