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Prevention spotlight: Mt. Adams School District

Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery's Mental Health Promotion Project (MHPP) community-based organization, Mt. Adams School District, was recently recognized by the Children's Institute for its implementation of the Primary Project program at Harrah Elementary School. 

Healthy Youth Survey: Question revision and new question proposal

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, April 12, 2024.

See you at DBHR's January LCM!

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! 

Provider expenditure review for SFY 2024

As in past years, in early 2024, the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) will request Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) and community-based organization (CBO) contractors to review their expenditures to help ensure obligated funding is expended by upcoming state and federal fund source end dates. 

Conference scholarship application available

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 cost of conference registration only.

New Minerva 2.0 Biennial Data Refresh Trainings: CBO and Tribal/UIO

We are happy to offer two new Minerva 2.0 Biennial Data Refresh Trainings. These hybrid sessions will be offered on Zoom and in-person at the Washington Health Care Authority office, 626 8th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98504 in the Pear conference room.

During the training, we will discuss prevention data entry best practices. The goals are to ease data entry and to improve data quality. 

DCA & MHPP CBO apparent successful applicants announced!

The Washington State Health Care Authority Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is excited to announce the apparent successful applicants for the Dedicated Cannabis Account (DCA) and Mental Health Promotion Project (MHPP) community-based organization (CBO) from the request for applications shared earlier this year:

CBOs: Take the Behavioral Health Equity Challenge!

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is sponsoring the “Behavioral Health Equity Challenge” for CBOs serving diverse racial and ethnic populations. Different than a grant application, CBOs are invited to share innovative outreach and engagement strategies by answering four questions about health equity. Ten winners will each receive $50,000 and opportunities to be recognized.

Prevention spotlight: ESD 105

Educational School District (ESD) 105 recently completed a successful winter implementation of Strengthening Families Program (SFP) 10-14 in Selah, WA! ESD 105 is a DBHR community-based organization (CBO) grantee.

Who's who? Help us update our contact list on The Athena Forum!

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) Athena team is requesting your help in reviewing and updating the local regional and state prevention contacts on The Athena Forum. 

How do I help?

Please review your contact information and ensure the contacts associated with your county and organization are accurate and up to date.