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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

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

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.