The Substance Abuse Prevention Programs began under the previous Department of Public Health Community Guidance Center (CGC) that partnered with community stakeholders to provide comprehensive, effective Behavioral Health Services to the CNMI community. Current Substance Abuse Prevention programs include the Synar Program, Project Brabu, and Strategic Prevention Framework State Prevention Enhancement (SPF SPE) Project. These programs and all substance abuse prevention community outreach, planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts are federally funded by the Department of Health and Human Services: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the following grants: The Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block (SAPT) Grant, Strategic Prevention Framework: State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), and Strategic Prevention Framework State Prevention Enhancement (SPF SPE) Grant.
Back Row, Left to Right: Tiara Evangelista- Project Brabu Coordinator| Ricky Itibus- Substance Abuse Prevention Technician | Reyna Saures- Prevention Services Manager/Project Director
Front Row, Left to Right: Rica Dela Cruz- Social Marketing Officer| James Arriola- Project Evaluator| Joanna Abraham- Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
Keith Nabors- Tinian Prevention Coordinator
L-R: Jesse Aguon- Data Manager | Glenn Manglona- Statistics Specialist/Lead Epidemiology Coordinator