Community Prevention & Wellness Initiative
The DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is committed to a statewide prevention system that is effective in reducing substance abuse and its affects on youth, families and communities statewide.
DSHS is committed to a community approach leveraging local experts to provide effective community-based prevention services to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by our state's youth, and the related problem behaviors.
As part of Marysville Together Coalition's funding, we will provide the following:
- Establish a substance abuse prevention community coalition, toinclude a minimum of eight community sectors represented.
- Have at least a .5 FTE community coordinator in each community.
- Implement evidence-based environmental, public awareness, direct services and capacity building strategies, programs and policies through a prevention coalition.
- Partner with school-based prevention/intervention specialists.
- Evaluate chosen programs, policies and community-level change, and participate in statewide evaluation.
- Support state efforts to reduce youth access to tobacco and comply with federal Synar regulations.
To find out more about CPWI click here!