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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

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for Behavioral Health Providers survey

June 29, 2020

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

Do you need support due to stress from COVID-19? Call Washington Listens

June 24, 2020

Washington Listens is a program that provides non-clinical support to people experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19. Part of the program is a call-in line where people can speak to a support specialist and receive information and connection to community resources in their area. The program is anonymous and no identifying information is maintained. Washington Listens staff will receive basic training to provide support to individuals during the COVID-... more

Prevention Fellowship Program application now open

June 3, 2020

HCA has opening applications for the next round of Fellows to enter the 10-month Prevention Fellowship Program, starting on October 1, 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to start or re-start your career in prevention science and community organizing. Application can be found online. Applications due June 30.

Washington State Prevention Summit Conference is going virtual

June 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we have made the decision to host the Washington State Prevention Provider Meeting and Prevention Summit virtually. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Prevention is as important as ever in this time! We are dedicated to continuing to support the very important work you are doing to support the resiliency of youth, families and your community.

The pre-conference Washington State Prevention Provider Meeting will be held on Monday,... more

Is your school registered for the 2020 Healthy Youth Survey?

May 18, 2020

Anyone can check the status of a school to see if they have registered for the 2020 Healthy Youth Survey.

If your school still needs to register go to... more