Cascade Pacific Action Alliance Monthly Newsletter
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May 2016
Youth Behavioral Health Coordination Project is confirmed as "early win" demonstration for the SIM grant
The CPAA Council voted in May to submit the Youth Behavioral Health pilot project in response to a request from the Health Care Authority for a project to demonstrate the value of regional work for the State Innovation Models Initiative (SIM grant). The SIM grant is the initiative that has supported the development of the Accountable Communities of Health since 2014. In 2015, the CPAA received additional SIM funding to begin this pilot project of connecting at-risk youth with intervention and treatment services.

Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP) offers free training programs:
The CPAA region YMPEP initiative is sponsoring several training programs, which touch on very relevant topics for the health improvement work in our local communities. Interested individuals are welcome to attend, free of charge. Space is limited, so register today!
The Art & Science of Community Organizing Training (ASCOT)
Tumwater, WA
Part 1: May 31–June 2
Part 2: June 8–9

A 5-day training for community leaders and organizers; coalition leaders; facilitators; substance abuse prevention, intervention & treatment practitioners; wellness and health promotion leaders; educators; and public and private to provide a firm foundation in community outreach & engagement, coalition building, effective facilitation, working with volunteers, strategic planning and coalition problem solving. Find out more.>>>
Register for ASCOT
Cultural Competency & Beyond (CC&B)
Tumwater, WA
June 13, 2016

A one day engaging workshop to build knowledge and skills for growing more effective cross-cultural relationships and partnerships. This workshop will move awareness and understanding into skills, commitment, and action. Attendees will learn how to grow more culturally inclusive teams, organizations, and communities. Also, attendees will learn how to engage in ally work and relationships to address cultural competency, inequity, and social justice.  Find out more.>>>
Register for CC&B
High in Plain Sight
Hoquiam, WA
June 15, 2016

Tumwater, WA
June 17, 2016

This workshop will provide educators with the ability, knowledge, and confidence to help prevent and identify students who are abusing drugs. Attendees will also be taught the strategies and different terms that are consistent with underage drinking abuse. There are several identifiers, logos, and terms that are commonly related to underage drinking, marijuana use, over-the-counter drug abuse, and drug concealment on school property. 
Register for High in Plain Sight in Hoquiam
Register for High in Plain Sight in Tumwater

Upcoming Meetings

CPAA Council Meeting
June 9, 2016
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Summit Pacific Medical Center

Upcoming Community Events

Community Screening of "Milk"
May 26, 2016
Centralia College, Centralia

Social Justice and Equity Training
June 3, 2016
Cowlitz Co. Admin. Bldg.

Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference
June 22-24, 2016
Yakima Convention Center

Fat Tire Ride & Festival
June 25–26, 2016
Pe Ell School

Health Care Authority Update


What We're Reading


Previous Meetings

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