State Prevention Resources

Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is the state agency that coordinates efforts to help individuals and communities with problems related to the abuse of drugs and alcohol. DBHR contracts with organizations in the community to provide prevention, treatment, and other support services for individuals with problems related to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

Department of Health

Department of Health

The Department of Health works with its federal, state and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthier and safer. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

  • Essential programs for improving health
    Helping prevent illness is a cornerstone of public health. We work to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening for prenatal disease programs.
  • Information that works
    The Washington State Department of Health works with many partners to provide educational and training programs as well as health and safety information to help people make healthy choices.
  • Working to protect you and your family every day
    By licensing health care professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies, we help ensure a safer and healthier Washington.

Liquor and Cannabis Board

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board's mission is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration of liquor, tobacco and marijuana laws.

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Student Assistance Prevention-Intervention Services Program (SAPISP) is a comprehensive, integrated model of services that fosters safe school environments, promotes healthy childhood development and prevents alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse. SAPISP supports the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's mission to ensure the success of all learners through safe, civil, health, and engaging learning environments.

Prevention Specialist Certification Board 

Prevention Specialist Certification Board

The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) is to conduct certification of prevention professionals, to uphold ethical standards, and to promote professional development and growth.

Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention

Washington Association of Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention

Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is recognized as the lead voice for state and national advocacy and essential stakeholder in matters of substance abuse and violence prevention in Washington State.

WASAVP President:
Priscilla Lisicich

Anna Marie Dufault
Liz Wilhelm

Meghan Sullivan Goldenberger

Ramona Leber

Mentoring Works Washington

Mentoring Works Washington supports quality mentoring programs through comprehensive training and technical assistance.  Since 2004, WSM has awarded more than 75 grants to direct-service mentoring providers worth $4 million.  MWW has delivered more than 100 training sessions on a variety of topics including best practices in mentoring The number of children with a mentor has grown from 12,000 to 30,000 in the last five years.


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