substance use prevention 


We have decades of experience in Substance Use Prevention

The OMNI Institute partners with organizations and governmental agencies around the country to support their success as substance use prevention funders and practitioners. Anchored in the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), our team brings expertise in evaluation, training, technical assistance, and community engagement paired with deep content knowledge in substance use prevention best practices. OMNI’s data-driven approach is situated within authentic client relationships, allowing us to tailor our services to support state, local, and systems-level prevention planning, capacity building, and evaluation.

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Rigorous, data-driven approach.

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Relationship-based capacity building.


Ready to take your prevention work to the next level?

expert support for State & Federal grants

We have extensive experience supporting federal grant implementation through our capacity building services, and meeting evaluation reporting requirements for SAMHSA, CDC, and others on behalf of state and local departments of health and human services and community coalitions. Our expertise includes the Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant, Strategic Prevention Framework and Partnership for Success Grants, State Opioid Response and Opioid State Targeted Response Grants, and Drug Free Communities Grants. 


State and Local Health and Human Services Departments and Coalitions


Rigorous research and evaluation services

We live and work in the real world. The OMNI Institute’s team of curious, creative, and critical thinkers tackle complex problems with systematic methods to create effective solutions.

OMNI facilitates State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroups (SEOWs), builds data dashboards to house behavioral health indicator data, guides needs assessment and strategic planning processes, and supports data collection, analysis, and interpretation. 

We apply innovative and evidence-based approaches to ensure meaningful and actionable information is generated to meet the needs of key stakeholders. Our evaluations meet federal grant and other reporting requirements.

Data Dashboard Case Study

Working with the Commonwealth of Virginia to centralize their data into a unified dashboard of prevention indicators

Relationship-based capacity building and professional development

We value community expertise and knowledge as critical in addressing local substance use issues. Our team of consultants work to enhance and build the capacity of local organizations, agencies, coalitions, and individuals in areas essential to successfully implementing evidence-based substance use prevention strategies.

OMNI’s facilitation and planning services provide groups with necessary momentum and decision-making processes to navigate the complicated work of organizations, coalitions, and collaboratives.

OMNI’s prevention certified staff members offer a wide range of substance use prevention related training and development courses on-site, regionally, and online. We also specialize in creating and delivering customized training curricula to support the prevention workforce development needs. 

Our Partners in Prevention

Colorado Office of Behavioral Health

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

City and County of Boulder

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 

Eagle River Youth Coalition

Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

United Way of Southwest Colorado

Tri-County Health Department