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February 3, 2018

The funding opportunity is designed to allow flexibility for local agencies or groups to work to increase the number of children walking or biking to school. We anticipate that this project will be of interest not only to individuals and groups currently doing traffic safety work, but also to those who are working to make communities safer. 

Applications for this funding will be submitted through a SurveyMonkey form available at The deadline for applications is March 30, 2018, at 5 p.m.

We highly recommend that you prepare your responses to the application questions and then copy them into the SurveyMonkey application. The questions are found on Pages 11-14 of the attached application packet.

Two webinars are scheduled to discuss the application, one on February 7, 2018, and the second on March 7, 2018. Information about how to participate in the webinars is included in the application packet on Pages 3-4. There will be a Frequently Asked Questions document posted to the WTSC website that will be updated weekly.

Please contact Scott Waller, Program Manager, (360) 726-9885,, if you have any questions about this funding opportunity.

January 23, 2018

The 2018 Spring Youth Forum Planning Committee is accepting recommendations for potential speakers! Speakers are needed for the following topics for (1) 50 minute workshop. All content must be prevention and youth oriented.

  • Alcohol Prevention
  • Marijuana Prevention
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Prescription and Opioid Misuse Prevention
  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Youth Leadership Development

Please submit recommendations by February 9, 2018 to Antonio Edwards. Selected speakers will be notified by February 23, 2018.

January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

With the recent death of WSU quarterback, Tyler Hilinski, you may receive a media inquiries. To improve media coverage about suicide, DBHR, DOH, and OSPI recommend the website, Reporting on Suicide.

Additional information can be found on our Mental Health Promotion page.

January 18, 2018

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants. By statute, the DFC Support Program has two goals:

  1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
  2. Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.


  • Application Due Date: March 29, 2018
  • Anticipated Total Available Funding: $15,000,000
  • Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 120 grant awards
  • Estimated Award Amount: Up to $125,000 per year


Greg Grass, the Federal Project Officer for Drug Free Community (DFC) Grantees in Washington State, and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, invite coalitions interested in the DFC grant to attend a presentation about this grant.  

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018
DBHR Headquarters
Lacey, WA.

To register, complete this brief survey:
For those unable to attend in person, you can join via webinar.

January 16, 2018

On January 15, Governor Jay Inslee proposed next steps to fulfill a multi-pronged approach to combat the opioid crisis. It includes a proposed supplemental budget and accompanying legislation that aims to build upon substantial work already underway to treat more of those in need of services, not stigmatize people with a medical disorder, and prevent the epidemic from claiming more lives.

For the complete text of a new release from the Governor's website, visit: 

October 15, 2017

CADCA [Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America] invites coalitions to participate in the Dose of Prevention Challenge for a chance to win $1500, a full scholarship to CADCA's National Leadership Forum and more.

Visit this page for more information.

October 3, 2017

Good Morning. I wanted you to know about three free webinars we’ll be hosting next week. You can click on the links below to learn more and register.

1) Youth Leadership Training in Prevention Plus Wellness:

2) Brief but Powerful Evidence-based Prevention Programs Promoting Physically Active, Healthy & Drug-Free Youth:

3) Marijuana Awareness Media Campaigns:

Let me know if you’d like me to provide any of these webinars specifically for your organization.

I also wanted to announce the largest sale in Prevention Plus Wellness history.

This includes 50% off our practical, single-session evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program for youth, and the InShape Prevention Plus Wellness program for college students (both listed on NREPP).

These are the only two programs in the nation that are designed to cost-effectively prevent substance use while promoting physical activity, sports, healthy behaviors and positive self-identity using screening, brief intervention and goal setting.

Our training workshops for adult program implementers and youth leaders are also 50% off, are only half a day in length, and come with a 3-year certification.

Our Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop is just one-day in length and comes with training materials and 50% off future program materials purchases.

Let me know if I can provide a Certified Program Implementers, Trainers, or Youth Leadership Training for your organization, coalition, conference or state.

Lastly, our popular Marijuana Awareness Media Campaign is 50% off, and our faith-based In God’s Image program which promotes physical and spiritual health of youth is 75% off the regular price.

Here is a link to learn more about our historic fall sale with prices reduced by 50%-70% on programs and training:

Please share this good news with everyone in your region and state.

Thank you!

Chudley Edward Werch, PhD, President

Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida USA



October 2, 2017

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced $89 million in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants to 719 local drug prevention coalitions—the largest number of single-year grantees since the program's founding. Directed by ONDCP, in partnership with SAMHSA, these grants will provide local community coalitions with funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol.

For more information, visit:

Two new coalitions in Washington were awarded the award:

  • Safe Yakima Valley Drug Free Action Team, Yakima.
  • Connect Evergreen Coalition, Vancouver.


October 2, 2017

Visit to register!

November 3-4, 2017
Yakima Convention Center

About the summit:

The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care.

For more information, visit the Summit's website:

September 14, 2017

Evaluability Assessment of Marijuana and Prevention Education Program

The Marijuana and Prevention Education Program (MPEP) at the Washington State Department of Health seeks the services of a program evaluation consultant to assess the evaluability of MPEP s prevention program.

Estimated Value:

Customer Reference Number:

Close Date:
Friday, October 6, 2017

Posting Organization:
Washington State Department of Health


To apply, you must be registered with Washington's Electroinc Business Solution (WEBS).

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