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Our Vision
An island community empowered and committed to making healthy choices -- "Totally healthy, totally tobacco/alcohol/drug-free!"

Our Mission

SPF-SIGteal bullet GBHWC Prevention and Training branch uses SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, a 5-step planning process to guide the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities. The effectiveness of this process begins with a clear understanding of community needs and depends on the involvement of community members in all stages of the planning process. Learn more here.

teal bullet Raise awareness about the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse on Guam;

teal bullet Prevent/reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, including underage drinking;

teal bullet Promote alcohol-free, tobacco-free and other drug-free lifestyles;

teal bullet Reduce the harmful outcomes associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug use;

teal bullet Build Guam's capacity and infrastructure for establishing and sustaining evidence based substance abuse prevention early intervention programs that are effective.

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Leading Change 2.0

In order to achieve its mission, SAMHSA has identified strategic initiatives focused on leading change to better meet the behavioral health care needs of individuals, communities, and service providers. View the manual here or visit for more information.

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Press Releases

May 13, 2015: Status Update Youth for Youth Conference

May 4, 2015: SAMHSA-CSAP Director Visits the Pacific Region

April 30, 2015: Update Youth for Youth Celebrates 25 Years of HYPE

April 16, 2015: April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

February 12, 2015: Pacific Region Awarded $900,000 for Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training

February 05, 2015: Youth for Youth Celebrates 25 Years of HYPE

February 05, 2015: Conference to Address Healing and Wellness through Contemporary Application of Indigenous Knowledge

November 13, 2014: GBHWC Seeking Volunteers for Annual Holiday Crisis Hotline

November 8, 2014: Prevention Trainings and Events: November 2014

Aug. 1, 2014: Community Members Invited to 2nd GOPEACE Conference

July 23, 2014: Advocate-Therapist Vanessa Jackson Re-Introduces POWER to Guam's Behavioral Health Service Providers

July 17, 2014: One Nation Partners Remind Guam Community: You can have fun without alcohol!

July 10, 2014: Families Invited to Celebrate the 70th Guam Liberation Day Parade - One Nation Alcohol-Free

May 13, 2014: Youth: The Sky is your Limit! 24th Annual Youth for Youth Conference Starts this Friday

May 9, 2014: Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam Hosts 24th Annual Conference - Registration Deadline Extended to May 9, 2014

Apr. 30, 2014: 19th Annual Summer Youth Program Officially Open for Registration

Mar. 28, 2014: Building a Suicide-Alert Community through safeTALK - Next Training on March 28, 2014

Jan. 8, 2014: Building Suicide-Alert Community through safeTALK

Jan. 21, 2014: Forum to Address Language Disparities on Guam

Jan. 8, 2014: PEACE Reaches out to Non-Profit Organization in Dededo

Press Releases

Aug 20-21 - ASIST Training

Aug 24-25 - GOPEACE Conference

Aug 28 - Connect (Social Services)

Sept 3-4 Community Readiness and Team Building Training (for PFS sub-grantees)

Sept 7-13 National Suicide Prevention Week

Sept 9 Stress Management (DOA)

Sept 10 World Suicide Prevention Day

Sept 11 safeTALK

Sep 11 - safeTALK Training

Sep 17-18 - ASIST Training

Sept 25 safeTALK (for DPHSS)

Sep 25 - Connect (Education)

Sept 30 Lifelines Training: Parents Workshop (for Island Girl Power)

Oct 8 CAPT Training Part 1: Health Disparities and Equity (for PFS sub-grantees)

Oct 9 CAPT Training Part 2: Weaving Traditional and Indigenous Practices into SPF Work (for PFS sub-grantees)

Oct 10 CAPT Pilot Training: Data Quality Training (by invite only)

Nov 5-6 GOPEACE conference

View our full calendar here.
Tobacco Control Program

Guam is in the midst of an epidemic of tobacco use. Controlling the tobacco epidemic is about making a difference, despite great odds... one person at a time.

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One Nation

The One Nation Alcohol-Free campaign promotes healthy choices – living an alcohol-free, tobacco- free and other drug-free lifestyle. Learn more.

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Live Healthy Guam

Join us in addressing alcohol and tobacco abuse prevention, and other non-communicable diseases on Guam! Monthly meetings are held in partnership with the Dept. of Public Health and Social Services. Find out more.

Contact the Audrey Topasna or Peter Cruz at 477-9079 for more information.


Suicide Prevention

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Survivors of Suicide

WHO: Open to youth and adults who have lost a loved one to suicidde
WHEN: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
WHERE: PEACE Office in Hagatna
Contact Debbie Duenas or Michelle Sasamoto at 477-9079 or 477-2304 for more information.


GBHWC is inviting qualified non-profit organizations to join Partnerships for Success to achieve Guam's PEACE vision: an island community empowered to making informed decisions towards a healthier future for ourselves and others on Guam.

Download required documents here:

Copy of the RFP

Notice of Grant Award: Guam's PEACE Partnership for Success for 2014

Notice of Grant Award: Guam's PEACE Partnership for Success for2015

Reminder: Procurement Record Content

HHS Grants Policy Statement

Copy of Public Notice

SAMHSA Request for Applications for SPF-PFS

PEACE Training Registration Form

Read the 5-Year Plan here.

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Youth For Youth Live Guam!

Youth: Be Part of the Solution. Join the Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam, a youth-led, youth-driven prevention program that empowers young people to make positive, healthy choices. Learn more about YFYLG.

Funding of this web site was made possible by the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (#5 U79 SP11183-03) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written materials or publications do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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