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New fentanyl education materials for native communities

Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) has just launched an update to the WA Tribal Opioid Solutions campaign, now titled For Our Lives, to support native serving organizations working in prevention and treatment in Washington State.

Tribal leaders, you're invited to attend the HYS registration informational meeting!

Dear Tribal Leaders,

I am sharing the attached Dear Tribal Leader Letter with you regarding the Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) and an opportunity to attend a tribal-specific informational meeting on April 25, about the survey and tribal school and youth participation. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the principal investigator for the Healthy Youth Survey, Maayan Simckes, at

Wilderness Therapy Programs: information gathering from Tribal and Urban Native partners

Tribal and Urban Native representatives are invited to share their perspectives on wilderness therapy programs as part of a legislative research assignment. 

National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC Network recruiting mentors and mentees for Leadership Academy

Interested mentors and mentees are encouraged to submit applications from Native behavioral health professionals for the 2020-2021 National American Indian and Alaska Native Leadership Academy Cohort. 

Applications are due May 31. Applications can either be completed online or downloaded and submitted to

Healthy Native Youth adolescent health curricula resource portal for educators, parents and caring adults

If you ever wondered, “Where can I find culturally relevant, age-appropriate curricula for American Indian and Alaska Native youth?” – look no further than your fingertips and internet browser – as there is a one-stop website for educators and adults who engage native youth and young adults!

Best and Promising Practices for the Implementation of Zero Suicide in Indian Country

Best and Promising Practices for the Implementation of Zero Suicide in Indian Country toolkit was recently released.  Zero Suicide is a framework to support suicide-safer care in health and behavioral health care systems. In the past ten years, many studies have shown its effectiveness in reducing suicide deaths across diverse health systems.

New toolkit for strengthening Tribal public health partnerships

Tribal nations and individual tribal members work hard to protect and promote the health of their communities, and have developed significant public health expertise. The University of Washington's Northwest Center for Public Health Practice's (NWCPHP) new resource, Collaborate with Tribes: A Public Health Toolkit, provides non-tribal public health professionals with an introduction to this expertise, and offers resources to partner with tribes and tribal members.

Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Development Workshop nominations

The U.S. Department of Justice's National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is pleased to announce the Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Development Workshop. The Tribal Action Plan Training Initiative was established in direct response to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. TAPs support the principle of tribal self-determination and provide tribes the opportunity to take a proactive role in the fight against alcohol and substance misuse in their communities. (25 U.S.C.

DBHR releases updated prevention services map

The Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery prevention services are focused in communities and Tribes in Washington. A map of prevention services across the state has been updated to reflect Cohort 6 Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) communities.

Washington prevention services map