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Lessons Learned and Outcomes Derived SPF SIG All Cohorts Meeting Washington DC November 9, 2011. Louis Oppor SPF SIG Grant Manager Wisconsin Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Strategic Prevention Framework. The Problem – First Epi Study. Priorities.

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Lessons Learned and Outcomes DerivedSPF SIG All Cohorts MeetingWashington DCNovember 9, 2011

Louis Oppor

SPF SIG Grant Manager

Wisconsin Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Strategic Prevention Framework

The Problem – First Epi Study


  • Alcohol Related Motor Vehicle Injuries and Fatalities (age 16-35)

  • Underage Drinking (age 12-21)

  • Young Adult Binge Drinking (age 18-24)

  • Drinking Among Women of Childbearing Age

  • Drinking Among Pregnant Women

  • Drug Related Deaths

Alcohol Is Our # 1 Problem

  • Alcohol-related deaths are the fourth leading cause of death in Wisconsin behind heart disease, cancer, and stroke.

  • Wisconsin ranks number-one in adult binge drinking.

  • Wisconsin ranks fourth in the rate of youth who rode with a driver who had been drinking.

  • Wisconsin ranks fifth in the rate of youth who drove after drinking.

  • Wisconsin ranks first in the rate of current alcohol use among youth.

  • Wisconsin ranks third in the nation in per-capita consumption of beer.

Alcohol Is Our # 1 Problem

  • Wisconsin has one alcohol outlet for every 350 people while the national average is one outlet for every 1,400 people.

  • A first time Operating While Intoxicated charge is a traffic citation not a criminal offense.

  • Wisconsin allows parents to serve alcohol to their underage children while in a bar or tavern.

Bars vs. Grocery Stores

National Reputation

Lewis Black, Comedian, Wisconsin Drinking

  • “You must have some sort of federal grant for drinking. You pay less for liquor than anywhere else in the country.”

  • “Four days here drinking, even with the plane ticket, is cheaper than drinking one day in New York”

  • “How can you tell when it is New Years Eve, Oh, on New Years you wear hats.”

Alcohol Outlet Density

LaCrosse Wisconsin



Request for Proposals

  • Only non-governmental entities could apply for grant funds.

  • Locations of the State that ranked highest based on our priority areas received bonus points in the Request for Proposals.

  • All award sites must use the Strategic Prevention Framework Process.

  • All award sites must agree to only implement environmental strategies.

  • First 6-months was a planning/training phase and upon successful application review, funding was provided for implementation.

Eligible Applicants – Alliance for Wisconsin Youth

Alliance for Wisconsin Youth

The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth brings together coalitions, individuals, and resources to prevent substance abuse and related behavioral health concerns affecting young people, and to promote positive youth development.

The Alliance’s mission is to enhance and support the capacity of local Alliances (member coalitions) in their prevention and youth development work. Over 120 local coalitions are members of the Alliance.

Environmental Strategies


  • Available

  • Attractive

  • Acceptable

  • Affordable

Healthy Alcohol Environment


  • Legislative or State Action

    • Raising the Beer Tax

  • Municipal Action

    • Regulating the number of alcohol outlets

    • Server Training

    • Municipal ordinances

  • Educators or Educational Institutions

    • Violations of Student Athletic Codes

  • Community Groups or Organizations

    • Civic groups should demonstrate responsible alcohol policy and practices.

  • Employers

    • Include Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment in employees health packages.









Louis Oppor

Prevention Coordinator

WI Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery

1 W. Wilson Street, Room 850

Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608 266 9485

Email: Louis.Oppor@Wisconsin.gov

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