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State Prevention Enhancement (SPE) Policy Consortium




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The State Prevention Enhancement (SPE) Policy Consortium was originally formed in 2011 by representatives from 26 state and tribal agencies and organizations, and is now open to any organization working on statewide efforts to prevent substance use disorder and promote mental health.

Mission Statement

The SPE Consortium, through partnerships, is working to strengthen and support an integrated statewide system of community-driven substance use disorder prevention, mental health promotion, and related issues.

The Consortium is responsible for the state-level planning and implementation of collaborative strategies to address substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion. The Consortium completed its 2023-2027 Five Year Strategic Plan in October of 2023, and presented it to the public on October 23rd in Spokane at the Washington State Prevention Summit, with over 200 printed copies shared with prevention providers and key sector representatives. To view an online version of the plan, please click on the link below.

Link to Plan: 2023-2027 Five-Year Strategic Plan

Plan Presentations

Since the launch of the Five-Year Strategic Plan, SPE Policy Consortium leadership and staff have presented to several different partners and related organizations across Washington State and the nation. Each presentation is tailored to the time available and the audience, and therefore different in scope and details. You may review a selection of these slide decks by selecting from the list of links below. Additionally, you may request a presentation on the plan for your organization by contacting SPE Policy Consortium staff Isaac Wulff at

Plan Highlights

Focusing on a data driven process, the Consortium completed a needs assessment that identified the following priority areas:

The SPE Consortium meets the third Monday of every odd numbered month, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. For more information, to propose a presentation to the SPE Consortium, or to receive an invitation to upcoming meetings, please email Isaac Wulff at





Sarah Mariani, BA, CPP - SPE Co-Chair

Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Section Manager

Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery


Allen Christensen, DHEd, MBA, CHES - SPE Co-Chair

Director, Office of Healthy and Safe Communities

Division of Prevention and Community Health

Washington State Department of Health