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May 25, 2022

HCA will be hosting the 2022 Washington State Provider Meeting and Prevention Summit this November in a hybrid format. The in-person portion will be held in Yakima, WA at the Yakima Convention Center. The virtual option will include livestreaming for those to take part remotely. More information on the hybrid format will be shared as the agenda is finalized in the coming months.

The pre-conference Washington State Prevention Provider Meeting will be hosted the morning of Tuesday,...

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May 24, 2022

SAMHSA recently released a series of downloadable resources for informing adults and reaching out to teens with the facts about underage alcohol use - all updated in Spanish!

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May 24, 2022

As a follow-up to National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, CADCA put together a video on the safe storage and disposal of medications with their partner AmerisourceBergen. Take a look, share the video, and help keep this successful awareness campaign going! 

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May 23, 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is announcing its first-ever behavioral health Recovery Innovation Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to identify innovations developed by peer-run or community-based organizations, and entities that may partner with them—such as local or state governments, health systems, hospitals, or health plans—that advance recovery.

As part of this challenge,...

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May 23, 2022

We hope attendees had an amazing time at 2022 Coalition Leadership Institute. It was a blast to put together with help from the Northwest PTTC and volunteers from the DBHR Prevention team. We appreciated the energy and the engagement you all provided, but if you missed any of it or would like to review, we are pleased to announce that ALL materials from the conference can now be found on the Athena Forum, under “Training...

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May 20, 2022

We are looking for a few prevention specialists that would like to participate in beta testing the new online Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) Follow-Up Course: Youth Goal Monitoring & Setting next week.

This online course is designed for Prevention Plus Wellness program implementers who wish to follow-up with participating youth/young adults and track their goal monitoring and goal setting over time.

If chosen, we will send you a link to register for the course and add 1-2...

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May 18, 2022

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore connections between the big 3 lifestyle behaviors (i.e., breakfast eating (nutrition), sleep duration & physical activity and mental health problems and behaviors among US high school adolescents using YRBS data (2019).
  2. Review research examining healthy lifestyle behaviors, including diet and breakfast eating, sleep and physical activity and mental health indicators.
  3. Identify practice implications for youth-...
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May 13, 2022

DBHR is looking for interested CPWI Coordinators to participate in a one-hour Health Equity interview for an evaluation project. The purpose of these interviews is to identify success stories, barriers, challenges, and other information relevant for promoting health equity in CPWI communities. The information from this interview will be used to share lessons learned in promoting equity in prevention work with other CPWI communities, to celebrate successes in the...

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May 13, 2022

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the need for addressing both chronic disease risks and substance use risks in single prevention programs and media campaigns for youth, young adults and parents.
  2. Identify unique characteristics of PPW programs and campaigns allowing them to broadly prevent substance use while improving the mental and physical health of young people.
  3. Review research, theory and practice supporting PPW programs and campaigns as...
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May 12, 2022

SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, May 8 – 14, 2022, brings together communities and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Each day of NPW focuses on a different substance use and mental health topic. 

The topic for Thursday, May 12, is The Talent Pipeline: Enhancing the Prevention Workforce

Prevention professionals can enhance their professional knowledge, skills, and...

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May 11, 2022

SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, May 8 – 14, 2022, brings together communities and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Each day of NPW focuses on a different substance use and mental health topic. 

Wednesday's topic: Preventing Suicide: Everyone Plays a Role

Someone dies from suicide every 12 minutes in the United States. Suicide impacts all communities and is on the...

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May 10, 2022

We are the Foundation: Improving the Workforce Pillars for Opioid Prevention, Treatment, Recovery, and Intervention
Join us for a two-day Opioid Summit including multiple breakout sessions focused around prevention, special interventions, treatment and recovery, and plenary sessions you don’t want to miss! 

Register now for this free, virtual event that takes place August 3-4....

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May 10, 2022

You are invited to the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) 2021 Results Drop-In Hours! Bring your HYS results and data questions, and receive live technical assistance from the HYS data and epidemiology team.

When:

  • Tuesday, May 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on...
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May 10, 2022

Information received recently shows that individuals are having trouble accessing sufficient training hours regarding drug education and that has affected whether people are applying for the Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) certification. The CPP certification requires a total of 24 hours of drug education.

The CPP Drug Education Survey will gather information about experiences people have had trying to acquire the necessary drug education...

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May 10, 2022

SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, May 8 – 14, 2022, brings together communities and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Each day of NPW focuses on a different substance use and mental health topic. 

Tthe topic for Tuesday, May 10 is Preventing Substance Use and Promoting Mental Health in Youth.

In 2018, 8.9 million young adults reported having a mental illness and 5.1...

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