KWA receives funding from Tacoma Pierce County Health Department’s Preventable Hospitalization Initiative in 2019, to provide training and technical assistance related to Screening Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing. Suzanne Pak partners with Bonnie Corns to deliver nine training sessions for 359 health, behavioral health, and social service providers in Pierce County.

Here are the leading organizations in SBIRT training participation:

  • Tacoma Pierce County Health Department
  • Pierce County Human Services
  • Pierce County District Court
  • MultiCare
  • Korean Women’s Association
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Comprehensive life resources
  • HopeSparks

KWA and the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department are collaborating to provide Tobacco Cessation training as part of the next phase of the Potentially Preventable Hospitalization initiative’s focus on Chronic Health. Please contact or call (425)-591-2331 if you would like to register for an upcoming class