About the DBHR Prevention Fellowship

The DBHR Fellowship program is a 9-10 month fellowship, designed to expand the field of substance use disorder prevention and build capacity in communities that could benefit from CPWI.

The fellowship can be broken down in to three phases: Phase 1 in Olympia, Washington working within the DBHR office; Phase 2 in an existing CPWI community in Washington State, acting as a mentee under a current CPWI Coalition Coordinator; and Phase 3 in a high-need community.

DBHR Fellowship Timeline

Phase 1 (3 Months)

Fellows work within the DBHR office in Olympia, Washington. During this phase, fellows gain an understanding of the statewide prevention system as well as attend a variety of professional development trainings.

Phase 2 (3 Months)

Fellows are placed in an existing CPWI community in Washington State. During this phase, fellows are mentored by an existing CPWI Coalition Coordinator and spend time assisting the Coalition Coordinator in daily tasks.

Phase 3 (3-4 Months)

Fellows are placed in a high-need community in Washington State. During this phase, fellows work with the community to build a coalition. Fellows will spend time gathering key leaders, and begin the “getting started” phase of the CPWI Model.

DBHR Fellowship Timeline.

Are you interested in becoming a DBHR Prevention Prevention Fellow?

If you have additional questions or are interested in joining future Prevention Fellow cohorts, please reach out to Clara Hill (clara.hill@wsu.edu) who can provide updated information.

What you can expect as a Prevention Fellow:

  • Gain and reinforce knowledge of prevention science, substance use prevention, and mental health promotion.
  • Participate in statewide prevention trainings which can help to qualify you for a Certified Prevention Professional Certificate.
  • Gain experience in strategic planning, program design, implementation, and contract and program management.
  • Assist with policy and programmatic development for Washington State.
    Provide technical assistance to communities throughout Washington State.
  • Engage in community level work and increase capacity for community-based leadership.