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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 January 2021 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... 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. 

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

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