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National Prevention Week 2020, May 10–16

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity-building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

Prevention Technical Transfer Centers releases Pandemic Response Resources

The Prevention Technical Transfer Centers (PTTCs) have create a page on their website to provide quick access to Pandemic Response Resources focused on Prevention. You can access this page via the PTTC website ( )  or by clicking on the following link:

You will find Federal Resources and also Resources from the PTTC Network such as:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) cancels National Drug Take Back Day, tips for public awareness strategies

The DEA has cancelled National Take Back Day events scheduled for April 25 in response to COVID-19. As our communities weather the impacts of COVID-19 we know that times like these can test the protective factors we work so hard to build, every day.

In light of the cancellation, we want to encourage communities to continue to support Take Back Day as an important awareness day.

How can you continue to support opioid prevention?

Public comment on recommendations for primary care–based interventions to prevent illicit drug use in youth

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force seeks comments on a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on primary care–based interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children, adolescents, and young adults. The Task Force found that more research is needed on how clinicians can help keep young people from starting to use drugs.

Washington Poison Center releases 2018 annual data reports

The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) is proud to continue our release of our 2018 Data Reports.

CDC finds drug overdose deaths have declined

Provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a decrease in opioid overdose death for the first time in 30 years. Washington State saw a 0.8 percent decrease.

Complete the Seattle Children's Hospital lock box survey

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Prevention WINS Coalition have developed a survey to assess medication storage methods and options in Washington State in hopes of promoting locked medication storage for families.

Free Narcan kits available for high schools, universities, libraries and YMCAs in Washington

All high schools, colleges/universities, public libraries, and YMCAs in Washington State can obtain up to two (2) FREE kits of Narcan nasal spray naloxone through a program at Emergent BioSolutions, the parent company of ADAPTPharma. To take advantage of this free program, simply complete the appropriate form (attached) and return it directly to Ashley Flint at EBSI (info below). Ashley will process your program registration and ship out your kits. 

Starts with One Provider Toolkits available!

DBHR has tons of Provider Toolkits available that can be sent out to all of our community providers! 

What is a Provider Toolkit? It is a set of the Starts with One opioid prevention campaign materials that coalitions and partners across the state can distribute to dentists and medical providers in their communities. These items can be used by dental and medical providers to educate our key audiences about opioid misuse and abuse and safe storage and disposal practices.