Prevention & Early Intervention
Alaska's Strategic Prevention Framework, Partnership for Success.
Congratulations to the new Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success grantees! These grantees will work to reduce and prevent the non-medical use of prescription opioids and heroin use within their communities. Opioid misuse and abuse has become a crisis in Alaska, and these community led coalitions are gearing up to tackle this problem head-on! More to come soon...
Alaska Town Hall Meetings on Underage Drinking
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration will sponsor community-led gatherings to discuss the consequences of underage drinking and mobilize local partners around evidence-based strategies. Any agency interested in hosting a gathering can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for information and event planning resources. Join the online conversation on underage drinking prevention by using social media and #CommunitiesTalk.
The Alaska Committee to Prevent Underage Drinking (ACPUD) is currently seeking input to revise the Strategies to Prevent Underage Drinking (will be released summer of 2016). If interested, click on the survey link and post your comments and feedback. Alaska's youth are drinking less overall so let's keep up the momentum. To develop the best plan, we need your feedback!
Alaska’s Strategies to Prevent Underage Drinking offers an overview of what existing literature describes as being effective and specific actions the committee believes are possible to implement in Alaska. Increasing the use of these recommendations and specific actions will help to build a stronger foundation in the statewide effort to prevent underage drinking.
Partners in Prevention: 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
http://carelinealaska.com/ 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
New 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: http://samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/