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Strategic Planning Framework (SPF)- State Incentive Grant (SIG) Program

Artina George
SPF/SIG Coordinator
Email: ageorge@fsmhealth.fm
Telephone#: (691) 320-5880

Epikenio Eperiam
SPF/SIG Community Liason Officer
Email: eeperiam@fsmhealth.fm
Telephone#: (691) 320-5880

In November of 2008, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), under the leadership of President Mori and the National Government Department of Health and Social Affairs (FSM-DHSA), submitted a proposal to the US Department of Health and Human Services, and was subsequently awarded a five year Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) for the period of 2009 to 2014. This grant envisions the use of SAMSHA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Strategic Prevention Framework approach to:

  • Prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, including childhood and underage drinking.
  • Reduce substance abuse-related problems in the communities; and
  • Build prevention capacity and infrastructure for the development of data-driven substance abuse prevention activities.

The intent of this SPF-SIG Micronesia is to create a sustainable infrastructure with institutionalized policies and practices to prevent and/or reverse the current trend toward unhealthy risk-taking behaviors, especially with the two selected priority areas of: 1) Underage Drinking and Driving (past year), and 2) Underage Current Drinking (past 30 days). The identified sub-recipients of the SPF funding will use the Strategic Prevention Framework to identify and implement evidence-based prevention strategies and program models that target the strategic priority areas, utilizing individuals, groups, and social/environmental changes that are based on each state’s risk factors and that are specifically adapted to each distinct local culture and linguistic group in the four FSM states (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae).