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Tribal opioid misuse and suicide prevention campaign localization

June 15, 2021

HCA is launching Year 5 of WA Tribal Opioid Solutions Campaign to support education efforts around opioid misuse prevention and treatment, and the Department of Health (DOH) recently launched a Tribal Suicide Prevention Campaign to address mental health and suicide prevention in Indian Country. HCA and DOH collaborated to... more

Community-based organization grantees awarded

June 11, 2021

Congratulations to the Community Based Organizations (CBOs) awarded contracts for the 21-23 biennium. The funding was awarded to 16 CBOs, totaling $1,666,730. DBHR is enthusiastic to continue partnerships and begin new ones as we increase capacity to implement direct and environmental alcohol, tobacco, opioid, and other drug prevention services, as well as Mental Health Promotion Projects and Suicide Prevention Projects across Washington State.

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Workforce Development Survey

June 10, 2021

HCA/DBHR in partnership with the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center is conducting a Workforce Needs Assessment.

There have been many changes and growth within the prevention work happening across Washington State and our region. We recognize the need to collect feedback from the field to guide our work as we create and develop prevention workforce strategies. This survey is for anyone interested in training in substance use prevention and mental health promotion to help... more

Registration for Healthy Youth Survey 2021 is now open!

May 3, 2021

Registration for the 2021 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is open and will end June 30th. Schools in Washington state with students in grades 6, 8, 10, or 12 are eligible to participate. Participation is free to schools in 2021.

This survey is a joint effort between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Department of Health (DOH), the Health Care Authority’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (HCA/DBHR), and the Washington State Liquor and... more

Drug-Free Communities grant released for new coalitions, support available

March 22, 2021

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) are accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant. The purpose of the DFC Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of coalitions... more

National Drug Take Back event materials available

March 8, 2021

Are you planning on hosting a National Drug Take Back Day event on April 24th? We are happy to announce that updated promotional materials for you to use are now available at ... more

Risk and protection profiles for substance use disorder prevention for Washington State and its communities released

February 23, 2021

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has released the July 2022 Community Risk Profiles, a comprehensive collection of social indicators relevant to a broad range of problem behaviors among adolescents and adults, such as substance abuse among youth.

A product of the Research and Development Analysis’ (RDA) Community Outcome and... more

WA Tribal Opioid Solutions Campaign

February 10, 2021

HCA is launching Year 4 of WA Tribal Opioid Solutions a media campaign to support education efforts around opioid misuse prevention and treatment. Campaign materials are informed by collaboration with tribal prevention and treatment partners across the state.

All materials in the campaign toolkit are free to download and use and include videos, social media graphics... more

Feedback needed: CPWI Community Coalition Guide

February 9, 2021

Please consider taking this survey about the CPWI Guide! The results of this survey will be used to revise the CPWI Community Coalition Guide to help teach about CPWI coalition work more effectively.  The survey will close at the end of the day on February 28, 2021.