Prevention & Early Intervention
The Request For Proposals for the Division of Behavioral Health's Comprehensive Prevention & Early Intervention grant program is posted! To access the RFP, go to https://gems.dhss.alaska.gov/ and click on "Solicitations" in the upper left hand on the page banner. Please note there are two RFPs posted:
1. Category A: Communities with populations under 20,000; and
2. Category B: Communities 20,000 or over AND statewide service areas or coalitions working with multiple communities (3 or more)
A pre-proposal teleconference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. To join the call dial: 800-315-6338 code 5428#.
Applications are due Wednesday, April 30th by 11:59 p.m. - applications will be completed and submitted on-line through the GEMS grant system.
For questions or additional information contact Stephanie Hinckle, Grants and Contracts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- State of Alaska Epidemiologic Profile on Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency: Consumption and Consequences. Update 2013.
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. To obtain a copy click here.
New media campaign to help parents talk to younger children about the dangers of underage drinking. “Talk. They Hear You.” 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/underagedrinking/
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.