2023

The goal of this project is to design and implement a comprehensive statewide scan of current substance misuse prevention programs to identify service area gaps and needs in the state of Idaho. To carry out the statewide scan, WestEd’s Justice and Prevention Research Center (JPRC) team work in partnership with the Idaho Office of Drug Policy (ODP) to 1) collect both qualitative and quantitative information from service providers, state and local leaders, and those impacted, 2) develop (and train the state on its use) a Statewide Prevention Landscape Dashboard that is grounded in a geographical visualization of Idaho and will allow users to quickly identify current services along with gaps in service and opportunities for increased prevention efforts across the state’s seven public health districts, and 3) develop a final report that summarizes the results of the scan and provides recommendations for further improvement on service delivery and system approaches to address the opioid overdose epidemic.