Bureau of Substance Abuse - Integrated Provider Network - Prevention

Contractors assure provision of Prevention Services in their service areas that meet the assessed needs of the service area.  Contractors provide these services directly or through a subcontractor. 

Contractors comply with the definition of prevention in IAC 641—155 Licensure Standards for Substance Use Disorder and Problem Gambling Treatment Program: “activities aimed at minimizing the use of potentially addictive substances, lowering risk in at-risk individuals, or minimizing potential adverse consequences of substance use or gambling.”

At a minimum, contractors must provide Prevention Services that comply with the Institute of Medicine Prevention Classifications, the Strategic Prevention Framework, and the SAMHSA Prevention Service Categories, described below.

  • Information Dissemination
  • Education 
  • Alternative 
  • Problem Identification and Referral 
  • Community-Based Process 
  • Environmental 

Contractors plan and provide Prevention Services in coordination with stakeholders.

Contractors provide Prevention Services that address the lifespan, with evidence-based programs appropriate to different persons and populations.

Contractors address the following Prevention Services priorities:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription medications
  • Problem Gambling
  • Tobacco


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Meetings & Trainings


Please direct questions and technical assistance requests to the IPN Help Desk at ipn@idph.iowa.gov.