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January 31, 2020

The Washington State Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention and Control Program, Gay City Health Project and the Rede Group have been working with stakeholders over the past several months to identify strategic priorities for Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention & Control in Washington State. Click here to view the draft priorities that were developed based on the input of stakeholders across the state through a series of interviews, small group discussions and a prioritization session. The next step is to collect comments and feedback on these priorities.

Comments will be accepted through Wednesday, February 12, 2020
There are multiple ways you can provide your feedback on these proposed strategies:

Email or call Becky Wright at the Rede Group at or 503-764-9696

Attend one of the following two webinars (they have the same content):

1. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10-11: 
Register in advance for this meeting:


2. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 2-3:
Register in advance for this meeting:

Again, click here to view the draft priorities that were developed.

Three important items for all reviewers

  1. Items in this draft of strategies and tactics must be prioritized and some may be removed in the final plan if they are not deemed (by the larger group) essential and timely. In reviewing this plan, consider which items are most important to you and your community. Ask yourself, if we could only accomplish three things as a commercial tobacco and vapor product prevention and control community, what would those three things be?
  2. This set of strategies and tactics is meant to provide the strategic direction for the entire tobacco and vapor product prevention and control movement­ in Washington; it is not a workplan for the state tobacco and vapor product prevention and control program. If there are critical items that fall outside the purview or capacity of government, they will need to be led by another agency.
  3. Once the strategic direction is finalized, groups will need to work together to delineate work plans, including identifying lead agencies for each strategy and tactic. The state tobacco and vapor product prevention and control program will act as a convener for discussions to assist in developing workplans. 


January 23, 2020

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Identify approaches & benefits of involving youth in providing substance use (SU) prevention to peers
  2.  List the advantages of using Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs in youth leadership training (YLT)
  3. Describe evidence-based & evidence-informed PPW programs ideal for YLT
  4. Explain settings, populations, roles & objectives of YLT in PPW
  5. Explore training options & program materials available for YLT in PPW


Length: Approximately 30 minutes 

Date: Thursday January 30th        

Time: 11:30am ET/8:30am PT 

CEU Certificate: .5-hour CEU certificate available upon completing webinar and requesting certificate

January 21, 2020

Coalition Evaluation Services is what your coalition needs in order to properly manage the information you work so hard to collect. Your data matters, and our Evaluation and Research experts are here to help. 

CADCA's Evaluation and Research experts will share best data collection practices, help analyze your data and develop resources for your coalition. 

Learn more about Coalition Evaluation Services by participating in the following information sessions:

For more information, contact Albert Terrillion, Deputy Director of Evaluation and Research, at
703-706-0560, ext. 280 or at

January 17, 2020

Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health (GCACH) seeks to support organizations willing to precept, supervise, or train professionals seeking careers in behavioral health or having a behavioral health component who need clinical experience in order to complete their education and certification requirements. See accompanied documents for more information or contact Lauren Noble at (509) 567-5646. 


January 14, 2020

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Examine evidence-based & evidence-informed substance use Prevention Plus Wellness screening & brief interventions
  2. List differences between typical substance use prevention and Prevention Plus Wellness programs
  3. Explore theory and research supporting brief and multi-health risk behavior interventions
  4. Describe options, settings, steps and adaptations for implementing and evaluating PPW programs


Length: Approximately 1 hour 

Date: Friday January 17th       

Time: 11:30am ET/8:30am PT 

CEU Certificate: 1-hour CEU certificate available upon completing webinar and requesting certificate

January 13, 2020

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) provides easy to use evidence-informed resources to help prevention and health specialists and parents prevent youth and young adult alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, e-cigarette, and opioid use while promoting protective wellness lifestyles.

Free Prevention Plus Wellness Youth and Teacher Resources address increasing and improving physical activity and sports participation, healthy nutrition, getting adequate sleep, controlling daily stress, setting and monitoring goals and spirituality, while understanding risks associated with substance use, including vaping e-cigarettes and using marijuana.

These resources include:

  • Prevention Plus Wellness Core Knowledge Training Webinar
  • Evidence-informed health behavior content and tools for prevention professionals and parents
  • Youth health behavior content, videos, PowerPoint slides and other resources
  • Youth assignments that can be completed in or outside of a classroom or home

View the PPW Youth & Teacher Resources:

January 6, 2020

The 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) data, released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that youth marijuana vaping is becoming more prevalent. In particular, "After remaining mostly stable for many years, daily use of marijuana went up significantly since 2018 among eighth and 10th graders–now at 1.3% and 4.8% respectively." 

Notably, MTF data found that youth alcohol use,  prescription opioid misuse, and combustible cigarette youth declined in the past year. However,  the data show that 11.7% of youth vaped nicotine daily in 2019. This is the first year daily vaping use has been measured in the MTF survey.

View NIDA's full press release here, and read a new Journal of the American Medical Association paper on youth marijuana vaping that analyzes the latest MTF data here

January 6, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released results from a study showing an increase in driving while under the influence of marijuana and other drugs. The study found that, "During 2018, approximately 12 million (4.7%) U.S. residents aged ≥16 years reported driving under the influence of marijuana, and 2.3 million (0.9%) reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs other than marijuana during the past 12 months."

January 6, 2020

What is the Annual Survey of Coalitions?

CADCA's 2020 Annual Survey of Coalitions is the leading source of information on community-level substance use and misuse prevention coalitions in the country. 

The survey data has informed training and technical assistance needs, advocacy efforts, creation of national partnerships and broader community-based prevention research. In addition, the Annual Survey of Coalitions Fact Sheet allows coalition members to see the successes of their work, how their efforts align with coalitions across the country and where additional assistance is needed. 

All coalitions across the country can participate—you don't have to be a CADCA member. Your contribution is equally impactful whether your coalition is emerging or established.


Win a FREE Registration to Upcoming CADCA Events 

We are offering special incentives for coalitions who complete the survey early. Two lucky winners will win a registration to either the 2020 Mid-Year Training Institute (July 26-30, 2020) or 2021 National Leadership Forum (Feb. 1-4, 2021) if they complete the survey by Friday, Jan. 24.


Who can complete the survey and what information is needed?

One person, preferably one who is very familiar with the day-to-day activities of the coalition, should complete the survey. The survey typically takes less than one hour to complete. You can start the survey and return to it at any time. All of your information is automatically saved. This year, we have pre-populated demographic fields of the survey. 


How do I get started?

To receive a personalized link to the survey, please send an email to or call 1-800-54-CADCA ext. 267. Please check your spam/junk folder for the survey email if you don't see it in your inbox. Thank you in advance for completing the survey!

January 4, 2020

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Develop messages that integrate youth cannabis use prevention with fitness & health promotion using the Behavior-Image Model.
  2. Compare evidence-based & evidence-informed programs for preventing marijuana use and promoting protective wellness behaviors among youth and young adults. 
  3. Explore resources for preventing youth cannabis use and promoting wellness lifestyles.


Length: Approximately 30 minutes 

Date: Thursday January 9th       

Time: 11:30am ET/8:30am PT 

CEU Certificate: .5-hour CEU certificate available upon completing webinar and requesting certificate