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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.

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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.

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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

Health Care Authority branding and logo guidelines

July 9, 2018

As of July 1, 2018, the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) has transitioned to the Health Care Authority. Please follow the guidance and directions for the use of the logo for all NEW media materials. If you have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to ask your DBHR Manager.


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Welcome to the updated Athena Forum!

June 29, 2018

Welcome to our updated Athena Forum! We hope you enjoy the new look and feel to the sight, while still having access to the same resources, trainings, and information.  You should now be able to post documents, trainings, and other information to the site. If you have any issues logging into the site, try resetting your password. If you continue to have problems, or, if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact DBHRAthenaTeam@hca... more

Behavioral Health Integration - July 1, 2018

June 29, 2018

Dear Prevention Partners,

On July 1st, 2018 the Behavioral Health Administration Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) will join the state Health Care Authority (HCA). We will no longer be part of Department of Social and Health Services. This is part of a larger effort in the state to align behavioral health with physical health to better serve the people of Washington.

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