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- Identify why youth and young adults should receive interventions both preventing substance use and promoting sports, physical activity, and other health-promoting behaviors.
- Review evidence-based programs that integrate substance use prevention with sports, physical activity and health promotion for youth and young adults.
- Explore a 3-step evidence-based model for providing brief communication and goal planning with...
In September, the Center for Communities that Care is offering a virtual Guiding Good Choices training for Spanish speaking facilitators. This is an exciting opportunity; please share far and wide.
En septiembre, ofreceremos una capacitación virtual para facilitadores/as del programa Guiando Buenas Decisiones (Guiding Good Choices) en español. ¡Por favor compartan esta oportunidad con sus contactos...
Last year, a record 13,761 students in Washington received the eCHECKUP TO GO interactive web program with the generous support of the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR). This program helps prevent alcohol misuse in college and university students through personalized feedback on their drinking patterns and norming with others using the program.
Due to this success and continued support, the College Coalition is...read more
Health Care Authority (HCA) and Do Big Good would like to invite you to be a part of a co-design project with youth and young adults to reimagine access to substance use disorder treatment and support. You are welcome to participate as a provider, parent, friend in the community sessions and/or help us in recruiting young people to participate in the co-design sessions.
Participate in community sessions...read more
Check-in With Yourself is for 18-29 year-olds in Washington (though anyone 18 and older may take it). This free, online program provides tailored information designed to promote reflection on feelings, learn coping strategies, and improve health and well-being. It is anonymous and can be accessed 24/7 from any device with an internet browser. There are no costs to you or anyone who accesses the program...read more
Opioid treatment programs and certified and licensed behavioral health agencies (BHAs) may be reimbursed for giving prepackaged naloxone to clients at risk of an opioid overdose.
What claim type is used to bill for naloxone?
The provider uses claim type J-professional (837p) when billing for naloxone.
Who can bill for naloxone?
Certified or licensed behavioral health agencies (BHAs) provided by any of the following services:...read more
The U.S. is getting close to the July 16 transition to 988 – the easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This transition is an important step to strengthening and transforming the crisis care continuum in the U.S.
To help our partners communicate about 988, SAMHSA has added downloadable print files for wallet cards, magnets, and posters to its ...read more
Surveys are now available to all active end-users in Minerva 2.0. End-users may begin entering previously collected survey data. If end-users have questions about whether survey data entry is a requirement for their programs, they should speak with their HCA Prevention System Manager (PSM). End-users will access the surveys through the cohorts based on the intervening variables and local conditions selected within the Logic Models. All activity associated with surveys will occur within the...read more
The Washington State Department of Health’s Youth Cannabis and Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program (YCCTPP) is pleased to announce a request for application to fund one lead organization to facilitate and support the Program’s Practice Collaborative (PC). The funding amount available is $125,000 with an anticipated period of performance of September 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Application deadline is Friday, July 22nd, 2022 at 5:00 PM PST.
- The August LCM has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This change occurred to accommodate for the National Prevention Network (NPN) conference. Updates can be found on the Athena calendar event.
Data for Rural Health Equity is designed to increase understanding of population health concepts and help public health professionals develop skills and confidence in effectively communicating with data, including sharing data visually in charts and graphs.
The training starts August 24 with self-paced learning modules and is followed by live, interactive workshops....read more
The University of Washington (UW) recently received the FORE grant to establish the Northwest Center for Family Support to build capacity statewide to implement evidence-based practices for families in opioid use disorder recovery who have children ages 0 to 18. UW is looking to engage coalitions and CBOs to partner to ensure the Center is a sustainable part of Washington’s opioid crisis response. If interested in learning more, please email the ...read more
An online media literacy experiment will take on social media disinformation about substance use
Even adults can believe misinformation about substance use, so a professor at Washington State University is launching an experiment to see if a media literacy infographic might help make 18-29 year-olds more skeptical. She is requesting your help to collect misleading or outright false social media-based misinformation messages about alcohol, cannabis, tobacco,...read more