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Healthy Youth Survey input requested - extended to May 15

May 10, 2019

The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) Planning Committee has begun the process to review and potentially revise the HYS questions for 2020, and are requesting your input and feedback. There are multiple opportunities to provide input outlined in the attached letter. If you have questions, please contact surveyadmin@AskHYS.net

Drug-Free Communities grant application released, DBHR to provide support to applicants

May 8, 2019

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 ... more

Survey for behavioral health providers and schools

April 29, 2019

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and The Health Care Authority have developed a survey in hopes to better understand the existing relationships, services and needs between schools and behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) treatment providers, in addition to gaining an understanding of school based services being offered.

We would be very appreciative if you could take this... more

Opioid use disorder Facebook live Q&A April 18

April 11, 2019

Do you have questions about opioid use disorder? Join HCA for a live Facebook Q&A event on April 18th from 3:00-3:30 pm with our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Charissa Fontinos. We'll be talking about effects opioid have on the brain, why people become addicted, and effective treatment options. 

Healthy Youth Survey workshops to be held statewide

April 10, 2019

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2019 Workshops

  • Learn what students said about themselves, their school, family and community
  • Learn to interpret and communicate the HYS results
  • Learn how to use the HYS website and access your HYS data

Training will include small group activities. You are encouraged to bring your laptop to access your HYS data. Registration information in attached flier.

 

DBHR requests contractor feedback

March 28, 2019

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery requests current Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) contractors to join us in a discussion regarding updated contract content. Please join us for a webinar discussion on April 18, 2019 from 4-5:30 pm. More information here.

DBHR releases updated prevention services map

March 15, 2019

The Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery prevention services are focused in communities and Tribes in Washington. A map of prevention services across the state has been updated to reflect Cohort 6 Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) communities.

Scholarship application for Spring Youth Forum now open!

February 20, 2019

ABOUT THE FORUM
The Spring Youth Forum is the follow-up conference to the Prevention Summit. The Forum provides youth prevention teams the opportunity to learn from others while showcasing their own education and planning skills. Youth Teams share successes and lessons learned from projects commenced during or following the previous Prevention Summits or other youth trainings. The Prevention Summit and the Spring Youth Forum work in tandem to create momentum and help... more

Tagging coalitions on shared documents

January 22, 2019

The Athena Forum features a list of all Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Coalitions by county here: https://www.theathenaforum.org/cpwi_coalitions. Athena users are able to post documents to fall under their Coalition.  Follow the instructions to correctly post your document and tag it to your Coalition.

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Annual Synar Report Available For Review

December 10, 2018

Each year the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery compiles and submits an Annual Synar Report (ASR) to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The draft of the FFY 2019 Annual Synar Report is no longer available for public review.  Comments must have been received by 5:00pm (pacific) on Wednesday, December 12.

The finalized report will be posted here:  ... more

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