The GATE coalition mobilizes its members and community stakeholders to implement the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to ensure the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities. GATE implements seven key strategies to ensure effective community change towards preventing and deterring underage alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

1. Provide information
2. Enhance skills
3. Provide support
4. Change access & barriers
5. Change consequences
6. Change physical design
7. Modify & change policies