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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.


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

February 05, 2015: Pr_2015.01.29_Conference.5K

February 05, 2015: Pr_Bhmc_2014.11.19_V2

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

Feb 02 - PFS Subgrantees TA meeting

Feb 3-5 - Extended Fresh Start Tobacco Facilitator’s Training

Feb 07 - safeTALK training

Feb 09 - Photo Voice (CBRP) Training

Feb 10 - CLASS Training

Feb 14 - 5th Annual HYPE it up! 5K Run/Walk

Feb 16 - PFS Subgrantees TA meeting

Feb 20 - Guam NCD Monthly Meeting

Feb 19-20 - ASIST training

Feb 27 - Connect training (Social Services)

Feb 28 - Focus Group Training

Mar 13 - safeTALK Training

Mar 19-20 - ASIST Training

Mar 27 - Connect (Education)

Apr 17 - safeTALK Training

Apr 28-29 - ASIST Training

Apr 30 - Connect (Law Enforcement)

May 15 - safeTALK Training

May 15-17 - 25th Annual Youth for Youth Conference

May 21-22 - ASIST Training

May 29 - Connect (Social Services)

Jun 11 - safeTALK Training

Jun 12 - Swim Program Orientation

Jun 16 - Swim Program – First Day

Jun 18-19 - ASIST Training

Jun 26 - Connect (Education)

Jul 17 - safeTALK Training

Jul 21 - Liberation Day Parade

Jul 22-23 - ASIST Training

Jul 24 - Swim Program Fiesta

Jul 31 - onnect (Law Enforcement)

Aug 14 - safeTALK Training

Aug 20-21 - ASIST Training

Aug 24-25 - GOPEACE Conference

Aug 28 - Connect (Social Services)

Sep 11 - safeTALK Training

Sep 17-18 - ASIST Training

Sep 25 - Connect (Education)

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.


If you or your community organization is interested in becoming a subgrantee for the Partnerships for Success grant, contact the PEACE office at (671) 477-9079 thru 9083.

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.


May 15 - 17, 2015 : 25th Annual Youth for Youth Conference

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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