Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program
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Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education
July 2016
covering Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific,
Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties
Year 2 Focus
As the second year of the Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP) gets underway, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) is defining its focus for year two. The prevention work of the program will look specifically at policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. Look forward to hearing more from DOH about these strategies in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Training Programs

Washington State University Extension is excited to announce Strengthening Families Program fro Parents and Youth 10-14 Years (SFP10-14) Facilitator Training next month in Centralia, WA. The training will occur August 24, 25, & 26 from 8:30AM to 5:00PM at Centralia College. The SFP10-14 curriculum has been recently updated by Iowa State University and this training will be led by an Iowa State University SFP10-14 Master Trainer. This training is currently co-sponsored by WSU Extension, Centralia College, and CHOICE Regional Health Network.

Registration opened July 15, and details and registration information are available at Please contact Jamie Olson, Whatcom County SFP Coordinator, at with any questions or for registration.
Register for Strengthening Families Facilitator Training

Upcoming Meetings

In-Person Workgroup Meeting

Monday, July 25th
Lewis Co. Public Health
360 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532


The Regional Reporting Tool is due to by the 5th of the month.

DOH Update

Please help spread the word with the official statewide youth marijuana prevention campaign: #Listen2YourSelfie. You can find more information in the Partner Toolkit at
CHOICE works to improve community health in Central Western Washington through the collective planning and action of health care leaders. CHOICE is the backbone organization for the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance.
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