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Action required: The Athena Forum user review

April 8, 2024

The Athena team is looking to get an early start on spring cleaning this year! 

In the coming weeks, we will be reviewing and deactivating any accounts that have been inactive for more than three years and are not associated with any active contacts on the ... more

The Health Care Authority is hiring a Prevention Research and Evaluation Manager (WMS2/DBHR)!

April 8, 2024

Employer: Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR)
Location: Olympia, WA (Remote optional)
Type: Full-time
Salary: $87,732 - $122,844 annually
Closing: Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

We are looking for talented individual with data expertise to oversee prevention and health promotion research... more

The Athena newsletter is moving to monthly distribution!

February 7, 2024

Starting this month, the Athena prevention newsletters will move from bimonthly to monthly distribution on the first Tuesday of each month. You can expect to receive your next monthly Athena newsletter on Tuesday, March 5! 

If you have an announcement, or other item, that you would like included in an upcoming Athena newsletter, please send an email to ... more

Healthy Youth Survey: Question revision and new question proposal

February 6, 2024

The Healthy Youth Survey Planning Committee (HYSPC) is now collecting proposals for new and revised questions to include in the 2025 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS). If you would like to submit a proposal for a new question to be added to the survey, or you would like to propose a revision to an existing question or question scale, please complete and submit this ... more

Interested in working with us? Apply to the open Development and Strategic Initiatives Prevention Supervisor position!

January 8, 2024

Are you interested in impacting the health of wellness of individuals in Washington schools and communities as part of a team that is leading the nation in the advancement of prevention and promotion services? If so, consider applying to the open Development and Strategic Initiatives Prevention Supervisor position with the Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.

This position supervises 8-12 direct reports, oversees and manages grants and budgets, provides... more

Who's who? Help us update our contact list on The Athena Forum!

December 14, 2023

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) Athena team is requesting your help in reviewing and updating the local regional and state prevention contacts on The Athena Forum. 

How do I help?

Please review your contact information and ensure the contacts associated with your county and organization are accurate and up to date. 

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Applications for Cohort 11 of the DBHR Prevention Fellowship Program are now open!

September 8, 2023

Learn, lead, and make a lasting impact in Washington State!

Applications for Cohort 11 of the Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery’s (DBHR) Prevention Fellowship Program, beginning in November 2023, are now open!

Applications are due 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

For the past four years, DBHR’s Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Mental Health... more

DCA & MHPP CBO apparent successful applicants announced!

August 30, 2023

The Washington State Health Care Authority Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is excited to announce the apparent successful applicants for the Dedicated Cannabis Account (DCA) and Mental Health Promotion Project (MHPP) community-based organization (CBO) from the request for applications shared earlier this year:

DCA two-year award

  • Joyce l. Sobel Family Resource Center
  • Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center
  • Educational Service... more

HCA recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion!

April 13, 2023

The Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) has been officially recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for our efforts to improve health and well-being at the local, state, and tribal levels.

We are one of only three organizations in Washington State that have earned this designation, and the only state government entity in Washington to earn it.

As a Healthy People 2030 Champion, HCA has demonstrated a... more