Florida Partnership for Success (PFS)

The Florida Partnerships For Success (PFS) is a grant program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with the objective to reduce substance misuse and strengthen prevention capacity at the state and community levels. The program aims to bring the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework to support the development and expansion of effective prevention services.

PFS is directed towards preventing the onset and reducing the progression of substance misuse, including underage alcohol consumption among Floridians ages 12-20; reducing prescription drug misuse among Floridians ages 12-15; and reducing the use of nonmedical opioids among Floridians ages 26 and older. The program enables substance abuse prevention systems to work with community partners and prevention-related resources to set and achieve measurable goals to reduce these prevention priorities. The Department’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program Office and SAMHSA provides technical support, training opportunities, and oversight for participating community substance abuse prevention coalitions.

Funding for the PFS project started in September of 2016 and will run through October of 2021. The counties involved include five urban counties (Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Palm Beach) and three rural counties (Franklin, Walton, and Washington). Activities through the grant include building prevention capacity and infrastructure for opioid overdose prevention and reversal; collaboration with opioid prescribers to distribute naloxone; care coordination pilot programs for overdose victims; enhancements to Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program; development of local Drug Epidemiology Networks (DENs); Suicide and epidemiological analyses; and school-based prevention programming.

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcement Part 1
SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcement Part 2
Project Narrative
Notice of Award
Budget

To obtain additional information about PFS, contact one of the PFS Coordinators.

Amanda Muller
Project Director, Florida Partnerships for Success
Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 6, Rm 253
Phone: 850-717-4431
Amanda.Muller@myflfamilies.com

Miranda Gottlieb
Grant Coordinator, Florida Partnerships for Success
Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 6, Rm 259
Phone: 850-717-4351
Miranda.Gottlieb@myflfamilies.com