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Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

From ABC to SAPT... Unscrambling the Letters of Prevention

Did you ever see a notice like this?

Attend the DMHA/IPRC SPF Training with CSAP’s Central CAPT?

Does this make sense to you? If so, you are not alone.  Every profession has its own set of abbreviations and acronyms, and if you aren’t familiar with the lingo, it might as well be a foreign language.

As we work on the new Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) approach to prevention planning, and work to expand those who are working with us in the community, we as prevention professionals need to be aware that not everyone knows what we are talking about.  Our shorthand may just be confusing, and many will not let us know that they don’t understand. We need to take the responsibility and leadership to be sure that everyone we are working with understands our language.

Below are a few of the key terms. Use this list to build upon, copy, and include in your program training materials.  It’s a good way to assist you in getting your staff, community and volunteers to understand your program and goals.

BAC Blood Alcohol Content
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
DMHA Division of Mental Health and Addiction
DOA Department of Administration
DOE Department of Education
GCDFI Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana
HHS Health and Human Services
ICJI Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
ICRUD Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking
IPGAP Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program
IPRC Indiana Prevention Resource Center
ISDH Indiana State Department of Health
IU Indiana University
Meth Methamphetamine
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAPT Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
SEOW State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup
SPF Strategic Prevention Framework
SPF SIG Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant
TRIP Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program
ATOD Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
RHA Rural Health Association
IPHA Indiana Public Health Association
IAPP Indiana Association of Prevention Professionals
FSSA Family and Social Services Administration
CPP Certified Prevention Professional
QPP Qualified Prevention Professional
APHA American Public Health Association
CHES Certified Health Education Specialist
MPH Mater of Public Health
LEOW Local Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup
GAC Governor’s Advisory Council
LAC Local Advisory Council
NPN National Prevention Network
ATR Access to Recovery
PSUPP Prenatal Substance Abuse Prevention Program
ITPC Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
CAPT Center for the Application of Prevention Technology
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
AHA American Heart Association
ALA American Lung Association
ACS American Cancer Society
LCC Local Coordinating Council