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May 28, 2023

The agency was awarded ongoing funding to rebuild the commercial tobacco prevention and cessation program, and are in the process of developing a spending plan. A draft spending plan is available for review and your feedback will be accepted through June 20, 2023. A final feedback discussion will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 12 – 1 pm PST, hosted by Washington Breathes. The plan will be finalized by July...

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May 25, 2023

Welcome to this year's 9th annual Coalition Leadership Institute (CLI), held in-person in Olympia, WA for prevention and mental health promotion providers in Washington State. Note: all providers are welcome to attend; this is a required event for CPWI providers.

 

Dates: Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23, 2023, with optional workshops on August 24.

Location: The Olympia Hotel...

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May 25, 2023

Washington State Health Care Authority, in partnership with Cascade Community Healthcare, will be providing three free youth mental health first aid trainings in the spring for CPWI coordinators and community members!

The 2nd training will be at held in Moses Lake from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The total number of participants per training is limited to 20, so don’t wait to register! To receive full credit, each participant must register via the EventBrite cited on the attached flyer, and...

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May 24, 2023

Do you know a prevention professional whose contributions to the prevention field should be recognized?

The categories demonstrating excellence in prevention are: Tribal Prevention; Youth Leadership; Young Adult Leadership; Professional and/or Exceptional Community Prevention Leader; Community Coalition and/or Community Prevention Group; Contributions to Prevention by an Organization, Business, or Agency; Outreach or Implementation of a Prevention Program; and Early-Career...

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May 17, 2023

Washington State Health Care Authority, in partnership with Cascade Community Healthcare, will be providing three free youth mental health first aid trainings in the spring for CPWI coordinators and community members!

The first training will be May 19, 2023 in hybrid format in Centralia, WA from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The total number of participants per training is limited to 20, so don’t wait to register! To receive full credit, each participant must register via the EventBrite...

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May 17, 2023

Learn, lead, and make a lasting impact in Washington State.

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.

  • Internal (WSU-employed) candidates:...
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May 11, 2023

Please join Washington Breathes for the first session of our Health Equity Capacity-Building Series led by our partners at The Center for Black Health and Equity.

Understanding the history and context of commercial tobacco use and its disproportionate impacts on African Americans and other communities of color is critical to identifying ongoing inequities and industry tactics.

We offer a special invitation to individuals and...

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May 5, 2023

We are happy to announce the launch of the Minerva 2.0 Biennial Data Refresh Training. This training is required for HCA DBHR Prevention/Promotion Service Providers and Contractors.

During this training, we will discuss the process of updating and renewing data entry practices for the incoming biennium.  By the end of the training, participants will be able to ensure data practices are accurate, non-duplicative, and have an improved...

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May 4, 2023

Mark your calendars for National Prevention Week, May 7-13, 2023!

As described by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), "National Prevention Week is a national public education platform showcasing the work of communities and organizations across the country dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of substance misuse prevention and positive mental health." 

In honor of National Prevention Week, SAMHSA is featuring a relaunch event...

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May 4, 2023

Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) has just launched an update to the WA Tribal Opioid Solutions campaign, now titled For Our Lives, to support native serving organizations working in prevention and treatment in Washington State. The campaign includes new resources about fentanyl that were informed by deep collaboration with native individuals and...

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May 4, 2023

Since 1949, May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). One in every five individuals will experience a mental health crisis in their lifetime. Many will not seek help due to stigma that often surrounds mental illness. Together, we can end stigma and create a culture of acceptance and inclusion. A variety of resources are included below for community members and providers to use and promote during this month and beyond:

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May 4, 2023

The next learning community meeting (LCM) will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 9 a.m. to noon. The May LCM will provide important statewide updates as we prepare for the next biennium and an opportunity to engage in Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) coalition contract negotiations. Please ensure CPWI coordinators, contract contact, and any other key staff are in attendance. Registration...

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May 4, 2023

The Cannabis Research and Education Program (CERP) held a Lunch and Learn on April 20, titled “Addressing the Risks of High-THC Cannabis: The Public Health & Legislative Saga.” This presentation shares some of the findings from Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) CERP’s High THC Policy: Exploring Policy Solutions to Address Public Health Challenges of High THC Products report to legislature, completed in partnership with Washington State Health Care Authority (...

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May 2, 2023

Please find the 2021 Washington State Prevention Providers Workforce Assessment Survey results. The Implementation of workforce survey goes to all prevention providers (state, local, county, school, cbo) and was completed in partnership with the University of Washington's SDRG. The four large statewide workforce development surveys conducted in 1998, 2003, 2016 and most recently in 2021 have allowed DBHR to measure the changing needs within the workforce over the last 18 years. Results from...

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April 27, 2023

Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) has just launched an update to the WA Tribal Opioid Solutions campaign to include information and resources about fentanyl overdose prevention, treatment and recovery. The campaign, now titled For Our Lives, is a communications campaign intended to support educational efforts around opioid misuse prevention, treatment and harm reduction for native communities in Washington State. All of the campaign materials...

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