Tennessee Partnership for Success (PFS)

In 2008, the Tennessee Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (DADAS) selected EMT as the evaluator and technical services provider for the state's PFS grant. EMT developed a Tennessee site-specific website for 13 online training courses on substance abuse topics including: logic models, the strategic planning framework, and environmental policies. These courses have been presented to over 1,400 learners. In addition, a seven-part core competency curriculum based on requirements of International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) is being developed for the prevention field. EMT also accessed state and federal archive data on substance use consequences (e.g., health, traffic, criminal justice, etc.) and developed a web-based reporingt system documenting outcomes and trends for all 98 counties. An economic cost impact study on alcohol and other drug (AOD) consequences was prepared for DADAS as well as a state AOD needs assessment document. Both tools have assisted state planners in developing their strategic plan for behavioral health.

For additional information, please contact EMT at (916) 983-6680 or email us at info@emt.org.