Behavioral Health Research Team

The Behavioral Health Research Team at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy provides technical assistance to guide jurisdictions and communities across Maryland through the Strategic Prevention Framework in addressing substance abuse prevention issues.

The Behavioral Health Research Team assists and evaluates the Division of Population-Based Behavioral Health within the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) as it works through the five steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF):

  • Assessment
  • Capacity
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

In addition, the team develops guidance materials and provides training and technical assistance to BHA-funded jurisdictions on the SPF steps.

The team currently serves as the state evaluation and technical assistance provider for two BHA projects: the Opioid Misuse Prevention Program and the Maryland Strategic Prevention Framework II.