The site for substance use disorder prevention and mental health promotion professionals and volunteers.

Home » News from DBHR

News from DBHR

Survey for behavioral health providers and schools

April 29, 2019

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and The Health Care Authority have developed a survey in hopes to better understand the existing relationships, services and needs between schools and behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) treatment providers, in addition to gaining an understanding of school based services being offered.

We would be very appreciative if you could take this... more

Opioid use disorder Facebook live Q&A April 18

April 11, 2019

Do you have questions about opioid use disorder? Join HCA for a live Facebook Q&A event on April 18th from 3:00-3:30 pm with our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Charissa Fontinos. We'll be talking about effects opioid have on the brain, why people become addicted, and effective treatment options. 

Healthy Youth Survey workshops to be held statewide

April 10, 2019

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2019 Workshops

  • Learn what students said about themselves, their school, family and community
  • Learn to interpret and communicate the HYS results
  • Learn how to use the HYS website and access your HYS data

Training will include small group activities. You are encouraged to bring your laptop to access your HYS data. Registration information in attached flier.


DBHR requests contractor feedback

March 28, 2019

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery requests current Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) contractors to join us in a discussion regarding updated contract content. Please join us for a webinar discussion on April 18, 2019 from 4-5:30 pm. More information here.

DBHR releases updated prevention services map

March 15, 2019

The Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery prevention services are focused in communities and Tribes in Washington. A map of prevention services across the state has been updated to reflect Cohort 6 Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) communities.

Scholarship application for Spring Youth Forum now open!

February 20, 2019

The Spring Youth Forum is the follow-up conference to the Prevention Summit. The Forum provides youth prevention teams the opportunity to learn from others while showcasing their own education and planning skills. Youth Teams share successes and lessons learned from projects commenced during or following the previous Prevention Summits or other youth trainings. The Prevention Summit and the Spring Youth Forum work in tandem to create momentum and help... more

Tagging coalitions on shared documents

January 22, 2019

The Athena Forum features a list of all Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Coalitions by county here: Athena users are able to post documents to fall under their Coalition.  Follow the instructions to correctly post your document and tag it to your Coalition.

... more

Help provide your feedback! Complete the media campaign toolkit survey.

November 15, 2018

DBHR is currently developing a campaign to prevent alcohol use among 18-20 year-old college students. We value your input, and have created a survey to inform the development of a campaign media toolkit to support the crucial work of partners like you. The online survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. You can access the survey by clicking the link below. Please complete this survey by Tuesday, Nov. 27th by 5 pm.

... more

Prevention Summit registration deadline extended to October 15!

October 9, 2018

Great news – the registration deadline has been extended!

Washington State Prevention Summit

Click here to register before space runs out! The new registration deadline is October 15, 2018.


Date: November 6-7, 2018

Location: Yakima Convention Center

10 N. 8th St.

Yakima, WA... more

DBHR releases two RFAs for prevention services

September 26, 2018

Washington State Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Prevention Services Expansion Project RFA #K3054
This project aims to increase capacity to implement direct and environmental substance use prevention services in communities qualified to immediately implement identified evidence-based practices and programs to prevent and reduce the misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opioids, and other drugs. The fifty-eight (58) eligible... more