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Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI)

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.

988 promotional social marketing campaign research opportunity for CPWI communities

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. 

CPWI umbrella contract updates

At this time, umbrella contracts have been sent to all CPWI providers. If you have not received or have questions about your contract, please contact your prevention manager. 

The new umbrella contract reflects our commitment to providing high-quality prevention services. We are excited about the positive impact the umbrella contract will have on future contract amendments. 

Save the date for the annual contractor meeting!

The annal contractor meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 27, in lieu of the learning community meeting (LCM) previously scheduled for that day. We are requesting that providers hold 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., as we work to finalize the exact timing. 

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 ESD program staff.

La Chispa youth leaders attend the YOUth Got This! Summit

In May, seven Latinx youth leaders from Friday Harbor Middle School's La Chispa attended the North Sound Youth Cannabis and Commerical Tobacco Prevention Program (YCCTPP) YOUth Got This!

Register for the May LCM!

The next learning community meeting (LCM) will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 9 a.m. to noon. The May LCM will provide important statewide updates as we prepare for the next biennium and an opportunity to engage in Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) coalition contract negotiations. Please ensure CPWI coordinators, contract contact, and any other key staff are in attendance. Registration information is posted on The Athena Forum training calendar.

Spring youth mental health first aid training opportunities for CPWI coordinators

Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), in partnership with Cascade Community Healthcare, will be providing three, FREE youth mental health first aid trainings this spring for Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) coordinators and community members!

2022 CPWI Progress Tool cancelled

In consideration of the time and effort spent learning Minerva 2.0, the need to begin to close out state fiscal year 2022 data entry and invoicing, and after making adjustments to any downline impacts to evaluation efforts, HCA has decided not to complete the 2022 CPWI Progress Tool.  The next round will be completed, per the usual schedule, in the spring of 2023. 

CPWI strategic plan updates

What: Across CPWI coalitions, depending on the community’s cohort and fund source(s), there are different timelines within the contract including when Strategic Planning updates are due. As discussed at the March Learning Community Meeting, over the next year, we will be seeking to provide a more consistent timeline across all cohorts that also follows a standard contracting term whenever possible.