CalOMS Prevention will support ADPís goal to develop and implement processes, practices, standards and tools that will enable collection of meaningful outcomes measures from all ADP funded alcohol and other drug prevention programs in California.
CalOMS Prevention will also satisfy the federal Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model for prevention data collection requirements as it is finalized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The SPF uses a five step model which includes Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. During the Assessment and Planning phases, problem statements, goals and objectives are created and providers are assigned to specific objectives. During the Implementation phase, the services, activities and community/environmental prevention initiatives aimed at accomplishing the goals and objectives are tracked. Lastly, the progress of the goals and the outcomes of the programs are evaluated. Use of many of the SPF modules will be optional for counties during the Fiscal Year 2006/2007 but will be mandatory in Fiscal Year 2007/2008.
In addition to satisfying federal reporting needs, the information collected via CalOMS Prevention can strategically be used by counties to enhance their prevention efforts.