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The Alaska DHSS Division of Behavioral Health has once again been selected as one of 15 states nationwide eligible for a 2-year SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Prevention Fellowshipannouncement_2015.pdfannouncement_2015.pdf The Prevention Fellowship Program invites qualified individuals who are seeking professional growth in the field of substance abuse prevention. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000, and will be required to work 32 hours per week. Applications will be accepted from eligible candidates through Friday, August 14, 2015. To apply, candidates may complete and submit the online application.  For more information or to apply visit the Fellowship website.

Partners in Prevention: New statewide listserv for Alaska communities to get relevant information and news sources on prevention and health promotion activities and events across the state. Click here to join/leave.

Collective Impact: Where does the community fit in? Living Cities has constructed a free e-course to equip those involved in collective impact inititatives with tools for including and working with community members. Click HERE to find out more.


Upcoming Training & Conferences


PRIME For Life 2015 Alaska Training is coming this summer, July 27, 2015 to July 29,2015. PRIME For Life® is an approved program in Alaska for youth and impaired drivers.


  • The 28th Annual NPN Prevention Research Conference, Seattle, WA, November17-19, 2015. Prevention Research to Practice in a Changing Environment. For information:

Prevention News

The revamped Alaska CARELINE site has launched. The site is packed with useful info and links to deeper resources. Click on the link and take a look!

United Health Foundation:
America's Health Rankings 2014

Mental Health America report:
 Parity or Disparity: The State of Mental Health in America 2015

Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence:
 Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive: November 2014 Report

State of Alaska Epidemiologic Profile on Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency: The Epidemiology Workgroup of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant has just released the Update 2013 of their comprehensive review of substance use data for the State of Alaska:
Consumption and Consequence: Update 2013 

Talk they hear you logoNew media campaign to help parents talk to younger children about the dangers of underage drinking. "Talk. They Hear You." is a new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking was recently launched by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  For copies of all the campaign materials go to:

""Alaska’s Strategies to Prevent Underage   Drinking is an update of the 2009 publication  on preventing underage drinking.  These  recommendations are an overview of what  existing literature describes as being effective.  The specific actions are items the committee believes are possible to implement in the next three years.  Increasing the use of these recommendations and specific actions will help to build a stronger foundation in the statewide effort to prevent underage drinking.