The Athena prevention newsletter - general prevention edition

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Upcoming events

For more information and to post your own event, visit The Athena Forum Calendar.

HCA trainings and events

Washington State CADCA Boot Camp
October 7 - 10, 2019
Olympia, WA

Co-Occurring Disorder & Treatment Washington State Conference
October 7 - 8, 2019
Yakima, WA

Request for Application No. 3882 pre-application webinar
October 9, 2019

DBHR learning community meeting
October 23, 2019

Saying It Out Loud Conference
October 29, 2019
Spokane, WA

Provider meeting
November 4, 2019
Yakima, WA

Prevention Summit
November 5 - 6, 2019
Yakima, WA

Community trainings and events

Tobacco and Vapor 21: Updates, resources and communication
October 1, 2019

Suicide prevention: Advancing state efforts to save lives
October 2, 2019

Washington State Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention and Control Program strategic planning sessions
October 7, 2019
Lynnwood, WA

October 8, 2019
Spokane, WA

October 9, 2019
Lacey, WA

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) GATE Advisory Meeting: Substance use and community partnerships
October 8, 2019
Tumwater, WA

Communities That Care overview
October 9, 2019

OSPI GATE Equity Webinars: Substance use and community partnerships
October 9, 2019

Mentoring LGBTQ Youth
October 10, 2019
Bellevue, WA

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
October 10 - 11, 2019
Spokane, WA

Ethics in Prevention
October 21 - November 1, 2019

Trauma and brain science: Why is my work following me around?
October 22, 2019

Red Ribbon Week
October 23 - 31, 2019

National Drug Take Back Day
October 26, 2019

Trauma and brain science: Is my brain really elastic?
November 19, 2019


Health Care Authority releases Request for Application (RFA) for community-based prevention and mental health services, RFA No. 3882

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to increase capacity to implement direct and environmental alcohol, tobacco, opioid, and other drug prevention services in high-need communities, as well as mental health promotion projects and suicide prevention projects.

HCA/DBHR will award multiple contracts to Tribal government or Urban Indian programs, public or private community-based organizations, and government agencies to provide quality and culturally competent evidence-based, research-based, and promising programs to address substance use prevention, mental health promotion or suicide prevention. Proposals are due: November 1, 2019 at 2 pm.

  • A pre-application webinar will be held on October 9, 2019 from 11 am - 1 pm. Register here. All prospective applicants should attend; however, attendance is not mandatory.
  • Any questions regarding the RFA must go through the RFA Coordinator, Cassie Bryden at  
  • The application and more information can be found on The Athena Forum Grants page.

Registration for Prevention Summit extended to October 7

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Date: November 5 - 6, 2019
Location: Yakima Convention Center
Registration deadline extended: October 7, 2019

For more information, and to register, visit:

Get involved in National Drug Take Back Day, October 26

Washington State will again join the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) efforts in promoting safe disposal by participating in Drug Take-Back Day. Communities across the state are hosting awareness events and prescription drop sites across the state.

During the April 27, 2019 Take-Back event, Washington collected 16,757 pounds of prescription medication. Since 2010, Washington has collected, and safely disposed of 240,794 pounds of medications.

How can you get involved? Participate in a local event. Find a take back location near you at Download, customize, and share the Starts with One Opioid Take Back Campaign materials.

Funding opportunities

Current HCA grants

  • Request for Application (RFA) No. 3882 for the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Project (MHPP) and Suicide Prevention Project Community-Based Organization (CBO) Enhancement Grants

Other funding opportunities

Job openings

Check out existing job openings in the field or post your own at The Athena Forum