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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.

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

2019 Prevention Awards of Excellence call for nominations

July 18, 2019

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

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

  • Tribal Prevention
  • Youth... more

Trauma–informed approach training – Partner with us!

June 10, 2019

HCA’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) currently has the opportunity, through federal block grant funding, to support and build on the good work organizations and agencies throughout Washington State are already doing to infuse a trauma-informed approach into healing, well-being, and recovery work with the individuals we serve.

What we’re doing

  • Funding grants with organizations that responded to the request for application to further... more

Social norms marketing guidance for CPWI providers

June 7, 2019

DBHR has released guidance for implementing and disseminating social norms marketing strategies for Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) providers. The guidance will help ensure social norms marketing campaigns are being implemented to fidelity and achieve positive outcomes. You can find the this and other communciation best... more

Healthy Youth Survey input requested - extended to May 15

May 10, 2019

The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) Planning Committee has begun the process to review and potentially revise the HYS questions for 2020, and are requesting your input and feedback. There are multiple opportunities to provide input outlined in the attached letter. If you have questions, please contact

Drug-Free Communities grant application released, DBHR to provide support to applicants

May 8, 2019

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 ... more