Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA)

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The Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) is an anonymous statewide risk and protective factor student survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.


The OPNA 2018 State Profiles are available. The State Profile Report and American Indian Report are both posted on the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) website.  >>Read more!

Information for schools, districts, and communities

The OPNA is a robust tool for providing direction to schools, districts, and communities to effectively improve the lives of students across a variety of issues, with a focus on: alcohol, tobacco, other drug use, mental health, academic failure, and violence. View a recorded webinar discussing the benefits of OPNA as well as details on how school districts can participate. >> Learn more!

The target audience for the data includes superintendents, principals, teachers, and counselors.


  1. @tiffanyb – Thanks for starting the conversation – sounds like you’re looking for ideas on how to get buy-in and participation from schools to capture this valuable data. Comments posted here are publicly visible, so I just started a thread here in the Forum for you – https://www.okintheknow.org/forums/topic/ideas-to-persuade-school-districts-to-participate-in-the-opna

    Comments in the Forum are visible only to members of the OK in the Know community members 🙂

  2. There are many school districts who are choosing not to participate in this invaluable survey for a multitude of reasons. I can help you find out if your local school districgt is participating or not. If they aren’t and you have some idea or connection to help us persuade the school district to participate, please comment below and let me know!!


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