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.
News from DBHR
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 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
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.
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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 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
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.
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 (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
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Health Care Authority has received feedback from Prevention, Treatment and Recovery support service providers related to the access of Personal Protections Equipment (PPE).
Although there is some access to PPE via public and private avenues, we continue to hear of access or shortage struggles. We are also aware many of you have sent weekly requests to your local health jurisdictions and/or emergency management offices for PPE. Based on supplies... more