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WA Tribal Opioid Solutions Campaign enters Year 4

December 7, 2020

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

OWL E-Learning now available!

November 20, 2020

OWL E-Learning utilizes the state of Washington's online learning system for state employees. The state has transitioned to a new system for online learning. OWL E-Learning is now available, however, the process to access the site has been changed. If you had access to OWL E-Learning before the relaunch, you will need to follow the steps for New Users. See how to access online training courses on OWL E-Learning page.

Healthy Youth Survey rescheduled to 2021

November 12, 2020

We are happy to announce the Healthy Youth Survey will be administered in the fall of 2021. Additional details about the survey and modes of administration (ex: paper, electronic in the classroom or other settings) will be announced in the next few months. 

As you may be aware, the October 2020 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) was postponed because the survey was only approved to be administered in-person in a school setting and a... more

Community Consultations for Cohorts 4-6

November 12, 2020

Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative Community Consultations,

The Washington State Health Care Authority/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery has partnered with the Washington State University IMPACT Research Lab to evaluate the effectiveness of CPWI communities in reducing adolescent substance use and related risk factors. The key findings of the evaluation are being developed into a one-pager handout for each... more

Virtual Prevention Summit access information

November 2, 2020

HCA is excited to offer the Washington State Prevention Summit in this new digital format and hope you enjoy the virtual environment!

If you are registered for the Prevention Provider Meeting you will have live event access on November 2 at 7 am PT.  Live event access for the Prevention Summit will open on November 3 at 7 am PT and will close on November 4 at 5 pm PT.  The platform will reopen for On Demand viewing access on November 6 at 12 pm PT.

Prevention training scholarships available

October 30, 2020

HCA has identified funding to provide financial support for prevention partners to attend various conferences. These conferences provide training on prevention theory, strategic planning, coalition development, cultural competency, reducing health disparities, community organizing, and/or the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Scholarships are available to Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) communities, Community-based Organizations (CBO) grantees, and tribal prevention... more

OWL E-Learning unavailable starting October 22

September 28, 2020

OWL E-Learning utilizes the state of Washington's online learning system for state employees. The state is transitioning to a new system for online learning. There will be a blackout period starting from 5 p.m. on October 22. OWL E-Learning will be available again, but may be delayed until early 2021. Please check back to this webpage for updates.

That means you will not be able to access any OWL E-Learning courses during the black out period. If this... more

Drug Take Back Materials October 2020 Presentation

September 24, 2020

Join our It Starts With One media campaign partner, Desautal Hege, also known as DH, as they showcase the updated Drug Take Back material for the upcoming National Drug Take Back day on October 24, 2020. Whether you are hosting an event or just promoting your local take back sites, this is a great opportunity to refresh on what resources and media materials are available to you through our It Starts With One campaign to support your opioid prevention work in your communities.

The... more

Suicide Prevention Month Communication Toolkit

September 8, 2020

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Health Care Authority Suicide Prevention Month Communication toolkit outlines the key themes, takeaways, and messages that any Washington State agency or partner organization can use to raise awareness of resources and help available to those who are struggling.

Request for Proposal Prevention Management Information System

August 21, 2020

Request for Proposal (RFP) Prevention Management Information System - The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has issued a competitive solicitation in order to assist the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) of HCA in obtaining a five year contract for the development of a Management Information System (MIS) to support prevention services. This system is also known as Minerva. Minerva is used to capture each agency’s prevention plan and monitor their progress... more

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