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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! 

2023 community risk profile summary reports available now!

Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) coalitions can view their 2023 community risk profile summary reports on The Athena Forum.

These reports are designed to support coalitions with prevention strategic planning. Data for your county is presented by school district and will assist with your assessment of problems associated with substance use.

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Community spotlight: Cle Elum/Roslyn

In October 2023, ESD 105 and Cascade Prevention Coalition, serving the Cle Elum/Roslyn community, organized a Take Back Day event at their local police department. National Drug Prescription Take Back Day, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, is held twice a year and encourages the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes to prevent medication misuse. Communities across the nation participate in this effort, providing safe and convenient sites for people to dispose of medications.

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.

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!