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Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative Prevention Fellowship

Interested in becoming a CPWI Prevention Fellow?

Read the full job description to learn more about the program qualifications and expectations.

Cohort 2 will begin June 2019.

Cohort 3 will begin October 2019.

DBHR and WSU will screen and interview all interested applicants.

For more information, contact Laura Hill, WSU Professor and Chair, Human Development at laurahill@wsu.edu.

In 2019, the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery welcomed the first cohort of the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Prevention Fellowship. The new program is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant and implemented in partnership with Washington State University (WSU).

Purpose

The CPWI Fellowship Program works to expand the field of substance use disorder prevention and build capacity in communities that could benefit from CPWI. The Fellows will:

  • Develop knowledge of prevention science and best practices by participating in statewide prevention trainings
  • Gain experience in strategic planning, program design, implementation, and contract and program management
  • Assist the state with policy and programmatic development
  • Provide technical assistance to communities

Timeline

Qualifications

  • Obtained, or working towards, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience providing training to culturally diverse audiences on prevention and health promotion topics
  • Effective communication skills
  • Willingness to travel statewide
  • Ability to work non-standard work hours

Current Fellows

Cohort 1

Alejandra Padilla

Hometown: Grandview, Washington

Major: Psychology, Human Development, Washington State University, expected graduation May 2019

 

Destiny Eversull

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Major: Human Development, certificate in Family Studies, minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Washington State University, expected graduation May 2019

 

Kersten Tano

Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Major: Pre-Nursing, Human Development, Washington State University, expected graduation May 2019