The DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is committed to a statewide prevention system that is effective in reducing substance abuse and it affects on youth, families and communities statewide.
In order to advocate for additional investments for prevention services, DBHR began a new funding approach in 2011 to prioritize services in the highest need communities, and evaluate the outcomes.
We value the expertise and commitment of people throughout the prevention system. We contract with county governments and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to provide effective community-based prevention services to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by our state's youth, and the related problem behaviors.
We believe that moving to a community-focused approach will allow us to:
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CPWI discussions and meetings with counties, OSPI, educational service districts and community stakeholders began in August 2009.
The first cohort of CPWI communities began receiving funding July 1, 2011. This was followed by Cohort 2 communities on July 1, 2012, and Cohort 3 communities on July 1, 2013. There are now over 50 high-need communities receiving CPWI funding.
Prevention System & Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative Lead
Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery