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January 16, 2018

On January 15, Governor Jay Inslee proposed next steps to fulfill a multi-pronged approach to combat the opioid crisis. It includes a proposed supplemental budget and accompanying legislation that aims to build upon substantial work already underway to treat more of those in need of services, not stigmatize people with a medical disorder, and prevent the epidemic from claiming more lives.

For the complete text of a new release from the Governor's website, visit: 

October 15, 2017

CADCA [Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America] invites coalitions to participate in the Dose of Prevention Challenge for a chance to win $1500, a full scholarship to CADCA's National Leadership Forum and more.

Visit this page for more information.

October 3, 2017

Good Morning. I wanted you to know about three free webinars we’ll be hosting next week. You can click on the links below to learn more and register.

1) Youth Leadership Training in Prevention Plus Wellness:

2) Brief but Powerful Evidence-based Prevention Programs Promoting Physically Active, Healthy & Drug-Free Youth:

3) Marijuana Awareness Media Campaigns:

Let me know if you’d like me to provide any of these webinars specifically for your organization.

I also wanted to announce the largest sale in Prevention Plus Wellness history.

This includes 50% off our practical, single-session evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program for youth, and the InShape Prevention Plus Wellness program for college students (both listed on NREPP).

These are the only two programs in the nation that are designed to cost-effectively prevent substance use while promoting physical activity, sports, healthy behaviors and positive self-identity using screening, brief intervention and goal setting.

Our training workshops for adult program implementers and youth leaders are also 50% off, are only half a day in length, and come with a 3-year certification.

Our Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop is just one-day in length and comes with training materials and 50% off future program materials purchases.

Let me know if I can provide a Certified Program Implementers, Trainers, or Youth Leadership Training for your organization, coalition, conference or state.

Lastly, our popular Marijuana Awareness Media Campaign is 50% off, and our faith-based In God’s Image program which promotes physical and spiritual health of youth is 75% off the regular price.

Here is a link to learn more about our historic fall sale with prices reduced by 50%-70% on programs and training:

Please share this good news with everyone in your region and state.

Thank you!

Chudley Edward Werch, PhD, President

Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida USA



October 2, 2017

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced $89 million in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants to 719 local drug prevention coalitions—the largest number of single-year grantees since the program's founding. Directed by ONDCP, in partnership with SAMHSA, these grants will provide local community coalitions with funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol.

For more information, visit:

Two new coalitions in Washington were awarded the award:

  • Safe Yakima Valley Drug Free Action Team, Yakima.
  • Connect Evergreen Coalition, Vancouver.


October 2, 2017

Visit to register!

November 3-4, 2017
Yakima Convention Center

About the summit:

The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care.

For more information, visit the Summit's website:

September 14, 2017

Evaluability Assessment of Marijuana and Prevention Education Program

The Marijuana and Prevention Education Program (MPEP) at the Washington State Department of Health seeks the services of a program evaluation consultant to assess the evaluability of MPEP s prevention program.

Estimated Value:

Customer Reference Number:

Close Date:
Friday, October 6, 2017

Posting Organization:
Washington State Department of Health


To apply, you must be registered with Washington's Electroinc Business Solution (WEBS).

Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to the contact person listed in WEBS for this opportunity.  To view the full details of this opportunity login now at:

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August 30, 2017

Thursday, August 31 is Overdose Awareness Day. The Partnership for Drug Free Kids created the following social media tools for prevention partners:


Find the toolkit here:




August 30, 2017

The grant is for all districts and youth-serving community organizations, serving middle school aged youth, but priority will be given to those schools and organizations serving youth and communities in greatest need or risk of substance use, as well as those sites who were funded for the program in SY 2016-17 and plan to fund a new cohort of students.

The grant will pay for all student and teacher materials for all students in your school or site that will participate in the curriculum. It will also pay for the required instructor and data collection training as well as a stipend for data entry.

Grant applications can be submitted through iGrants, a secure application within OSPI’s Education Data System.  Eligible applicants include school districts, charter school districts, tribal compact schools, public schools, colleges/universities, and non-profit organizations.  The LifeSkills Training Middle School grant application is form package 761.  The grant is due by Sept. 21.  Applications will be accepted and approved on a rolling basis until all grant funds are committed.  Earlier submission is encouraged to determine training needs and secure funds. 

To learn more about the program, see the LifeSkills Training website at, or contact Krissy Johnson at OSPI, at 360-725-6045 or