Our Approach

Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)

NWCC uses evidence and research-based materials, resources and interventions in order to carry out our mission. Strategic Prevention Framework is focused on investing in organizational capacity in order to further its impact. It is a plan to disrupt our current thinking, to challenge convention and to establish even bolder goals that push us beyond our organizational comfort zone. The 5 steps and 2 guiding principles of SPF offer NWCC a comprehensive and systematic process for addressing problems facing our communities. 

5 Steps to Strategic Prevention Framework: 
  1. Assess Needs
  2. Build Capacity
  3. Plan
  4. Implement
  5. Evaluate
2 Guiding Principles to Strategic Prevention Framework:
  1. Culture Competence
  2. Sustainability 

The effectiveness of SPF begins with a clear understanding of community needs and involves community members in all stages of the planning process. It is a recognition that NWCC can take even greater advantage of its collective strengths by working smarter in the pursuit of ensuring all individuals and families are well and living in thriving communities.