Dr. Brittany Cooper
and Dr. Laura Hill
are PIs on a state project to examine the implementation and effectiveness of CPWI
. Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR
) initiated CPWI in 2011 to reduce underage substance use among adolescents. CPWI is a strategic, data-informed, community coalition model aimed at preventing youth alcohol and drug use by targeting prevention efforts in the highest risk communities throughout the state. CPWI utilizes a comprehensive, multicomponent, and multilevel framework to reduce risk factors in individual, peer, family, school and community domains. Currently, there are 64 communities in various stages in the CPWI process.