To prepare for the Regional Trainings, CPI developed four prerequisite webinars that provide details on the CLAS Standards. The first two CLAS webinars, “Introduction to Cultural Competence” and “Introduction to CLAS and the First Four Standards: Governance, Leadership, and Workforce (CLAS Standards 2-4)” are archived and available for viewing.
National Prevention Week (NPW) is here! NPW is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. NPW is held each year during the third week of May to coincide with the start of summer, an important time for youth prevention.
Visit the California Cannabis Portal for information about cannabis laws and safety in California. The Portal contains an FAQ section, news, and resources. The California Department of Public Health, California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation support and maintain the website.
The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) and the National Prevention Network (NPN) are pleased to present the Call for Applications for the 2017 National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies (2017 Exemplary Awards).
Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Policy and Prevention Branch (PPB) is excited to introduce its new primary prevention data collection and reporting service (PPSDS) that will replace the existing CalOMS Pv. The PPB looks forward to working with its stakeholders as they transition from the old service to the new.
Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment approaches are utilized in a variety of care settings. The 2017 SARC no-cost training series seeks to increase the number of primary care providers to broaden the effective use and implementation of SBIRT throughout California. This training is co-sponsored by DHCS and fulfills the 4-hour SBIRT training requirement. Pre-registration is required.
The purpose of this no-cost, interactive daylong CATES training is to provide participants with a detailed overview of CBT and RP strategies, describe the available resources, and encourage use of these strategies in daily clinical practice. This training series is co-sponsored by DHCS. Pre-registration is required, and six CEUs are available.
- Thursday, May 2 – Riverside County/Southern California
- Thursday, May 23 – Siskiyou County/Northern California
- Thursday, May 25 – Contra Costa County/Bay Area
- Wednesday, June 7 – Kern County/Central California
The Northern California Cannabis Summit, “A Public Health Perspective: Implementing Marijuana Legislation Using Best Practices,” will focus on providing participants with effective tools to assist in the prevention of youth marijuana use. Held in Tahoe-Truckee, the event will be open to policymakers, planners, public health partners, prevention and treatment professionals, stakeholders, coalitions, and others. Topics will include Proposition 64 and local ordinances, evidence-based and promising prevention practices, cannabis-impaired driving, and more.
This summer, over 200 members of the California substance use disorder prevention (SUD Pv) community joined CPI and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for the annual CPI Regional Trainings.
The 2016 Regional Trainings showcased the County Indicator Toolkit and the accompanying instructional document. The purpose of the Toolkit is to provide a simplified resource to allow for the easy collection and assessment of SUD data indicators.