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Join Behavioral Health Providers Connect

May 4, 2020

In partnership with the Health Care Authority, the Washington Council for Behavioral Health is thrilled to announce the launch of a listserv, BH Providers Connect, where Washington’s community of behavioral health providers, including licensed behavioral health agencies, suboxone providers, clubhouses, peer run organizations, community-based recovery support providers, Recovery Helpline staff, prevention providers, behavioral health researchers, and other agencies... more

Prevention materials available to ship

April 22, 2020

Since coalition coordinators will not be attending the Coalition Leadership Institute in-person, we wanted to make sure some of our prevention resources were available to coalitions and coordinators.

HCA will ship select items to communities (maximum of 50 for each item). To order, complete the attached form and submit to

Washington State launches Spread the Facts public awareness campaign

April 17, 2020

Washington State Department of Health, Health Care Authority, Department of Social and Health Services and partner agencies recently launched a statewide public awareness campaign to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Spread the... more

Limited loaner laptops available from HCA

April 17, 2020

HCA has a limited number of laptops to loan to medical or behavioral health providers and prevention or recovery based organizations who do not have access to or the resources to obtain a laptop in order to offer services.

Laptops are only available during the COVID-19 pandemic, and providers who receive a laptop will... more

2020 Spring Youth Forum to be held virutally

April 16, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 Spring Youth Forum Virtual Event | May 20th from 12:00-3:00 PM.

Thank you for your patience and valuable feedback to assist us in making an informed decision on next steps regarding the 2020 Spring Youth Forum.

HCA has continued to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 and how it will impact this year’s conference. In an effort to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, the 2020 Spring Youth Forum... more

Statewide Youth Leadership Network

April 6, 2020

The purpose of the Statewide Youth Leadership Network (Youth Network) is to facilitate the development of working relationships, a united voice and process for youth run organizations and groups to collaborate and partner in Washington State’s system change initiatives. The Statewide Youth Leadership Network is also an integral piece to sustain the System of Care values in Washington State and will work in collaboration with the Washington State Children’s Behavioral Health Statewide Family... more

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