I apologize for not posting this sooner. I have been on a 2 week vacation and did not do this before I left.

Just like last year, and what will be done annually, we will have a meeting the half day before VACSB on October 1 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. I cannot express the importance of each CSB having the Prevention Lead at this meeting because it will shape the direction of the use of the SABG Prevention Set Aside funding based on DBHDS Strategic Priorities. There are enough resources provided in the SABG Prevention Set Aside for each CSB to support the travel and lodging for attendance. I am aware that some EDs do not see the value of Prevention being at VACSB, but it is important and this pre-meeting is equally as important. In the future it will be apart of the performance contract as an accountability measure in receiving SABG Prevention Set Aside funding.

Prior to this meeting, you will have time to meet with OMNI for technical assistance if needed and they will provide more information on this if needed.

I look forward to see you all there! Gail