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Prenatal through 25 Behavioral Health Strategic Plan

During the 2022 legislative session, the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Work Group (CYBHWG) recommended the development of a Statewide Prenatal through 25 (P-25) Behavioral Health Strategic Plan. This recommendation was passed by the Washington State legislature in Second Substitute House Bill 1890.

Strategic plan goals

The goal of the strategic plan is to develop longer term, system-wide strategies to ensure access to high-quality equitable care and supports in behavioral health education and promotion, prevention, intervention, recovery and ongoing well-being for families in the perinatal stage (pregnancy through the first year of life), children, young people transitioning to adulthood, and their caregivers.

The P-25 Behavioral Health Strategic Plan will be submitted to the Governor by November 1, 2024.

Strategic plan advisory group

The strategic plan advisory group is made up of young people who have received mental health or substance use treatment services, their parents and caregivers, and representatives of state agencies, tribes, and the CYBHWG subgroups.

The advisory group guides and provides oversight for:

  • The strategic plan schedule and project scoping decisions.
  • Community engagement strategies.
  • Strategic plan development.

Advisory group meetings are open to the public and include opportunities for nonmembers to participate. The advisory group is also forming subcommittees that are open to anyone who wants to join.


  • We want every stage of development of the plan to include input from youth, young adults, and families who receive or are in need of mental health and substance use treatment services.
  • We want this planning process to recognize the historic and systemic racism, biases, and structural ways in which many have been excluded or limited in accessing behavioral health services.
  • We want to ensure full engagement and participation from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, as well as those who struggle to access appropriate behavioral health services in the current system due to their age, gender identification, ethnicity, incarceration, lack of housing, or perinatal status.
  • If English is not your first language and you would like language support at Advisory group and/or subgroup meetings, email us.