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DBHR fellowship opportunity!

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Applications for Cohort 11 of the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery's (DBHR) Prevention Fellowship Program, beginning in July 2023, are now open!

Applications are due 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

For the past three years, DBHR's Prevention Section (DBHR-Px), in partnership with Washington State University’s IMPACT Lab, has welcomed 28 passionate, inquisitive, and hardworking individuals into the DBHR Prevention Fellowship Program.

The DBHR Prevention Fellowship is a unique, paid 10-month opportunity that grants unparalleled access to Washington State's leaders in behavioral health prevention, treatment, and recovery and real-world experience in community substance use prevention work. Fellows play a pivotal role in the DBHR team and in WA communities, helping solve real world problems in prevention science, substance use prevention, and mental health promotion. Through these meaningful interactions, fellows gain invaluable insights into state, local, and community initiatives that profoundly impact the well-being of children, youth, and families across Washington State.

All applicants with a Bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply! Whether your academic focus lies in social work, public health, public policy, communication, public administration, or any other related discipline, DBHR Px provides an inclusive environment where your aspirations can thrive.

To learn more about the fellowship program, review the attached frequently asked questions document, visit the fellowship website, and attend an upcoming informational session:

  • Thursday, 5/25: 11 a.m. to noon PT (Register)
  • Wednesday, 5/31: 3 to 4 p.m. PT (Register)

For any questions, please contact Endalkachew Abebaw, HCA DBHR and/or Clara Hill, Washington State University.