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COVID-19 resources for prevention professionals

April 2, 2020

We have launched a new page to support the prevention field in response to COVID-19:

This page includes dates and times for provider calls, upcoming webinars and professional development opportunities, as well as opportunities for families, parents, and youth.

DBHR COVID-19 support calls for providers

March 31, 2020

DBHR Prevention Providers - generally focused on DBHR providers, but other are welcome

2020 Prevention Awards of Excellence nomination packet now available

March 25, 2020

The Prevention Awards of Excellence are an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations for their dedication and contributions to the Prevention field.

Please take the time to nominate a colleague, young person, program or organization in the following award categories:

  • Tribal Prevention
  • Youth Leadership
  • Young Adult Leadership
  • ... more

Novel Coronavirus and prevention services

March 20, 2020

Update (March 2, 2020): Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has launched a page specific to COVID-19. Please visit: for more information.


The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) appreciates your concern for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts on your community. Please remember to take care of yourself as well as... more

Governor Inslee proclaims March "Problem Gambling Awareness Month"

February 19, 2020

Governor Inslee has issued a Proclamation for Problem Gambling Awareness Month for March 2020. The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling has taken the lead on requesting this proclamation each year.

2020 Coalition Leadership Institute (CLI) moved to one day webinar

February 17, 2020

The Coalition Leadership Institute has been cancelled in alignment with guidance and recommenations issued by the Governor's office. We will be moving to a 9-2pm webinar on May 27, 2020. Register here

This training is required for Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) coordinators. There may be space to accommodate other prevention... more

Spring Youth Forum scholarship applications now closed

February 14, 2020

Held annually at the Great Wolf Lodge, the goal of the... more

Annual Synar Report Available For Review

December 12, 2019

Each year the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery compiles and submits an Annual Synar Report (ASR) to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The Annual Synar Rate for Washington was 12.2%.

The public comment period for the draft of the report has ended.
NOTE:  For the version made available for public review, certain in-text notations were made for the benefit of the reader.  Those are ... more

Save the date: 2020 Coalition Leadership Institute

December 6, 2019

DBHR’s 2020 Coalition Leadership Institute will be held on May 26 – May 28, 2020.

This is required for all CPWI Coalition Coordinators and ESD Prevention Directors. More information to come soon for registration. 

See the Training Calendar for more information.

Registration for the 2019 Prevention Summit is now open!

August 20, 2019

Washington State Prevention Summit - Celebrating 35 Years!

Click here to register.
Registration deadline: September 20, 2019

Date: November 5 - 6, 2019

Location: Yakima Convention Center, 10 N. 8th St... more