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February 15, 2024

The Region 10 Opioid Summit will be held in a hybrid format on July 25-26, 2024, with an in-person attendance option in Boise, ID.

This year's theme and title is "Breaking barriers, saving lives: Empowering individuals, strengthening families, healing communities, and embracing recovery." At least a quarter of this year's programming workshops will be dedicated to cultural and tribal-based services reaching American Indian/Alaska Native...

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February 14, 2024

Prevention providers are invited to a webinar on Thursday, March 28, or Monday, April 1, to learn about Take Back Day medication disposal efforts and new fentanyl education resources.

Attend for information about: 

  • The safe disposal toolkit and how to share the materials in your community to promote National Take...
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February 10, 2024

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe common models of wellness and how wellness relates to substance abuse, prevention, and mental health.
  2. Examine the mental health effects of the Big 3 wellness-promoting lifestyle behaviors of regular physical activity, breakfast and nutrition, and sleep...
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February 9, 2024

As football fans and Swifties across the country are preparing for this year's super bowl, it's important to remember that some people may choose to cheer their team to victory without consuming alcohol or using cannabis. Regardless of why someone chooses to pass, their decision should be honored and respected. 

Here are some tips to ensure the gatherings you're attending or hosting are inclusive of all guests and prioritize their safety:

  1. Provide alcohol-...
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February 7, 2024

In 2023, Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) received funding to support tribal communities’ arts and culture. This funding may be used for arts and/or cultural-related activities. Examples include, but are not limited to: 

  • Expansion of cultural teachings within a community
  • Support of an individual community member's art practice 
  • Purchase of supplies 
  • Support for creative economy entrepreneurial opportunities for tribal...
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February 6, 2024

If you requested and received conversation card decks as part of the Not a Moment Wasted young adult campaign last fall, we are interested in hearing your feedback!

Earlier this month, a survey was emailed to all card deck recipients to gain insight and collect feedback on this resource. We kindly request that you complete the survey by Thursday, February 29. 

Questions? Please send an email to ...

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February 6, 2024

Join the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) on Tuesday, February 13, 3-4 p.m., for a webinar on youth substance use prevention education and harm reduction. 

Youth overdose deaths continue to rise, despite a decline in youth substance use. This webinar will discuss ...

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February 5, 2024

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program is a grant program designed to coordinate and assist federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement as well as prevention and treatment organizations.

Northwest HIDTA recently issued a prevention and treatment request for proposals (RFP) to address gaps in substance use prevention in Washington State that cannot be funded through other existing resources. Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on...

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February 5, 2024

January

We appreciate your participation in DBHR's Learning Community Meeting (LCM) on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. You can find the agenda, presentations slides, and the third hour training, hosted by our partners at Prevention Voices, on The Athena Forum.

February

DBHR will host an optional LCM for DBHR prevention and promotion contractors on...

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January 30, 2024

The Healthy Youth Survey Planning Committee (HYSPC) is now collecting proposals for new and revised questions to include in the 2025 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS). If you would like to submit a proposal for a new question to be added to the survey, or you would like to propose a revision to an existing question or question scale, please complete and submit this form no later than Friday,...

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January 29, 2024

FDA recently launched a Spanish-language version of the Vaping Prevention and Education Resource Center. This resource center is an online hub with free science-based, standards-mapped lesson plans and materials teachers can use to help students understand the dangers associated with e-cigarette use and nicotine addiction.

All content on the resource center is free, easy to navigate, and optimized for different audiences. Teachers can use these tools to promote learning and initiate...

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January 25, 2024

Tribal leaders and their representatives are invited to participate in a series of four listening sessions to provide guidance and proposals for the 2025 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS). The HYS survey focuses on health risk and protective factors and offers rich information about how youth are doing in their own voices.

Historically, the HYS planning committee has hosted general meetings about the survey and welcomed proposals for revisions in writing. For HYS 2025...

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January 24, 2024

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking's (ICCPUD) alcohol policy academy is a free, year-long opportunity for selected coalitions to engage in local and state-level policy development to prevent and reduce underage drinking and harms related to excessive drinking. 

The policy academy offers opportunities to collaborate with leading experts on alcohol policy, learn policy strategies and best practices from experienced prevention experts, and...

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January 16, 2024

The Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is hosting its next learning community meeting (LCM) for DBHR prevention and promotion contractors on Wednesday, January 24, 9:05 a.m. to noon. The meeting will include updates about the prevention budget and legislative session, including bills to watch, and more! 

Attendance is required for Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) and community-based organization (CBO) contractors. Tribal...

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January 16, 2024

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites tribal leaders, health and public health professionals, policy specialists, and advocates to submit workshop proposals for the National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC) on May 19-23, 2024, in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

This year's conference theme is "Tribal Health Equity on Our Terms," and will focus on health promotion and disease prevention; behavioral health; public health policy, infrastructure, and systems; advocacy; and...

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