Notice of Meeting

Due to Governor Lujan Grisham's order limiting the number of attendees at gatherings, the OSAP coalition meeting will not be in-person meeting to the general publicThe next OSAP Coalition meeting is Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. via Google Hangouts Meet video conference. The public is invited to view the meeting via Google Hangouts Meet and please contact Tanya Henderson at  prior to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 to receive video call-in information. This meeting will record video and audio that will be available online within twenty-four (24) hours on the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention website.


The Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) is dedicated to improving and maximizing the impact of Curry County’s substance abuse prevention system. To this end, OSAP seeks to build the capacity of the county’s local prevention providers to deliver effective prevention services aimed at reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. The OSAP establishes an integrated and comprehensive substance abuse prevention services delivery system through the promotion of sound policy, effective practice and cooperative partnerships to ensure the availability of quality prevention. It is committed to the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs and infrastructure development activities. The OSAP provides the infrastructure and other necessary support to local stakeholders in selecting and implementing policies, programs, and practices proven to be effective in research settings and communities.

Strategic Prevention Framework

The Strategic Prevention Framework uses a five-step planning process to guide states, jurisdictions, tribes, and communities in the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities.

The SPF process:

  • Promotes youth development
  • Reduces risk-taking behaviors
  • Builds assets and resilience
  • Prevents problem behaviors across the life span of the programs

The idea behind the SPF is to use findings from public health research along with evidence-based prevention programs to build capacity and sustainable prevention. This, in turn, promotes resilience and decreases risk factors in individuals, families, and communities.

OSAP - Sustainability and Cultural Competence - Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation

SPF steps requires Curry County to systematically:

  1. Assess prevention needs based on epidemiological data
  2. Build prevention capacity
  3. Develop a strategic plan
  4. Implement effective community prevention programs, policies, and practices
  5. Evaluate efforts for outcomes


Forms and Documents


Meeting Minutes & Agendas