DBHR is planning another series of New Coordinator Basic Training (NCBT) in June and July 2022. All new CPWI coalition coordinators, who have not attended a previous NCBT series are strongly encouraged to attend. New CPWI coalition coordinators are the priority audience for the series. Please email your request to attend to your Prevention Manager. The series will not be posted on the Athena Training calendar; session invitations will be sent to... more
News from DBHR
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
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.... more
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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.