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Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Building Support and Growing Prevention Prevention Redesign Initiative (PRI ) Purpose-Objectives-Community Selection Process December 15, 2010. Purpose.

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Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Building Support and Growing Prevention

Prevention Redesign Initiative (PRI)

Purpose-Objectives-Community Selection Process

December 15, 2010

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


Purpose

  • To provide effective prevention services to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by our state’s youth, and the related negative consequences.

  • To leverage resources and concentrate our efforts.

  • Build on what works, have a deeper impact, better measure those impacts, and build support for additional investments in prevention.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


PRI Objectives

Selected communities will:

  • Have a community coordinator

  • Implement proven strategies through a prevention coalition

  • Use evidence-based capacity building

  • Implement environmental and targeted direct services (programs, policies and practices).

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


PRI Objectives

Selected communities will:

  • 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

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


PRI Objectives

State level objectives include:

  • Distributing funding statewide to communities working with county governments , OSPI and educational service districts (ESDs)

  • Establishing performance-based contracts

  • Workforce Development

  • Providing Technical Assistance

  • Preparing for Health Care Reform

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


Defining Communities

  • Communities must be described in geographic terms or at-risk populations

  • Have baseline data about substance abuse risk, and ability to measure community-wide change in risk and protective factors and prevalence

  • Be small enough to make an impact with existing funding and measure change

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


Minimum criteria for community participation

  • Have a community coalition established by July 1, 2011.

  • Participate in the Healthy Youth Survey

  • Have a half-time community coordinator

  • Have a full-time prevention/intervention specialist

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


Community Selection Process

  • Communities and schools must show a level of readiness to benefit

  • Schools are committed to support communities

  • County must submit an overall community profile

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


Community Selection Timelines

  • November: Discuss data and community selection/ readiness.

  • December: final community selection packets provided to participants, community selection process

  • January: Community selection documents due to DBHR, discuss project deliverables at K20 meeting

  • February: DBHR review of selected communities, meeting with Cohort 1.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


Additional information

  • For forms, maps, data and community selection packet:

    www.TheAthenaForum.org

  • Contact:

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


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