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October 30, 2023

If you celebrate Halloween, you’re probably already into pumpkin carving, candy and costumes! Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which is a work day. Please consider the following tips to make Halloween a fun and safe experience at work and home:

Health & Wellness

  • Track your steps. Take note of your step count on your phone before you head out to trick-of-treat and compare that number to your total when you return home. You...
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October 30, 2023

In an effort to support workforce development, DBHR has identified funding to provide financial support for prevention partners to attend specified conferences on a range of prevention-related topics. Scholarship applications are open to all interested individuals. 

Requests will be reviewed with your prevention manager (if applicable) for alignment with other trainings and activities in your approved budgets. Please note, scholarships cover the...

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October 17, 2023

The following is excerpted from the CNN.com and other sources:

The US Food and Drug Administration took a “momentous” step Monday toward banning menthol in cigarettes and banning flavored cigars, proposing a rule that public health experts say could save hundreds of thousands of lives.

The FDA has been talking about banning menthol and flavored cigars for years and has said the issue is important for the agency.

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October 13, 2023

Session Objectives:

  1. List the one- and multi-session youth, adult and parent programs, media campaigns, professional training and licensing opportunities offered by Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW).
  2. Review the benefits of PPW programs and training over other prevention strategies.
  3. Describe how PPW programs are implemented.

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October 9, 2023

National Red Ribbon Week takes place annually, October 23-31, and is the largest and longest running drug-use prevention campaign in the United States. It is an opportunity to encourage communities to educate local youth and to participate in drug prevention activities. The first National Red Ribbon Celebration was held in 1988, and sponsored by the National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of...

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October 5, 2023

The University of Washington is facilitating focus groups with parents, caregivers, and trusted adults of young people, ages 15-25, who received care for opioid misuse starting at least one year ago. The purpose of these focus groups is to understand participants' experiences with care and learn how the way we talk about these services with youth and their caregivers can be improved. Participants will be compensated and may participate in up to three focus groups in October and November 2023...

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October 3, 2023

"Ethics in prevention: A guide for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) substance use disorder prevention professionals and individuals working primarily with AI/AN communities" will be offered after the close of the 2023 Prevention Summit, on Thursday, October 26, at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, WA. The training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

This facilitated course will address the role and application of ethics in substance use disorder prevention. Using...

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September 22, 2023

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is currently working on an upcoming 988 promotional social marketing campaign and would like to invite CPWI communities to be part of their research process. Social marketing campaigns are used in public health to affect positive change through social media platforms. The purpose of this social marketing campaign is to promote 988 resources in communities, statewide. 

As many...

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September 20, 2023

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is expanding on its statewide fentanyl education campaign, Friends for Life, with new materials and messaging designed to reach youth ages 12-18 and their parents/caregivers with primary prevention strategies.

Earlier this year, HCA launched the Friends for Life campaign to inform young adults about the risks of illicit fentanyl and the power of naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses. Materials and resources from this...

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September 20, 2023

The Washington State Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is hosting a prevention ethics course on Thursday, October 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Davenport Grand Hotel, in Spokane, WA. Note, this training will take place the day after the close of the 2023 Prevention Summit.

If you are interested in attending, please view the attached flyer for more information. To register, please...

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September 12, 2023

The annual contractor meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. View the agenda

This meeting is required for CPWI and CBO coordinators, contract contracts, and a fiscal staff representative. For school-based services, this includes a minimum of one representative from the educational service district (ESD) program staff....

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September 12, 2023

The registration for the 2023 Prevention Summit & annual prevention provider meeting has launched!

What is the Prevention Summit?

The Prevention Summit is an enriching training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers, and professionals engaged in health promotion and the prevention of substance misuse, violence, and other high-risk behaviors, in a setting that promotes cultural humility. The Summit provides high-quality workshops, forums, and hands-on learning...

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September 12, 2023

Are you, your youth team, coalition, and/or any community members engaged in prevention and interested in attending the 2023 Prevention Summit but are limited in funds to attend? This year, the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) has identified funding to provide financial support to prevention professionals and youth to attend the 2023 Prevention Summit!

Requests will be reviewed internally and awarded dependent upon need and availability of funding. DBHR reserves the...

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September 12, 2023

For the past four years, the Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery's (DBHR) Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Section, in partnership with Washington State University’s IMPACT Lab, has welcomed 28 passionate, inquisitive, and hardworking undergraduate and graduate students into the Prevention Fellowship Program.

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