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Alaska Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant

Evidence Based Interventions Workgroup

The primary purpose of the Evidence Based Interventions (EBI) Workgroup is to establish a process to aid SPF SIG community grantees in selecting the best substance use prevention strategies for their unique community, based on evidence of success, and to assist communities in reaching the outcomes identified as priority for their community. A key outcome of the workgroup is the creation of a guidance document to be used by community grantees in selecting the most effective and appropriate intervention strategies for their community based on their unique culture, level of readiness, and identified substance-use prevention goals. Given the diverse cultural and geographic characteristics of Alaskan communities, the EBI workgroup will dedicate significant time to issues around modifying or adapting evidence-based interventions to meet community needs and defining what evidence of effectiveness means for traditional and cultural practices in Alaska. Another role of the workgroup is to provide guidance and review grantee strategic plans during the Step 3 approval process and determine whether there is sufficient evidence behind the interventions selected and submitted by communities. The EBI workgroup will meet monthly to discuss progress. View the EBI Meeting Minutes.

Evidence Based Interventions Workgroup Membership

 

  • Cathie Clements
    Rural Alaska Community Action Program
    Director
    Community Development Division

 

  • Shirley Holmberg
    Community Member

 

  • Rhonda M. Johnson, DrPH, FNP
    Associate Professor of Public Health
    University of Alaska Anchorage

 

  • Devon Lewis (Staff)
    DHSS, Division of Behavioral Health
    SPF SIG Project Assistant
    Prevention & Early Intervention Services
    Devon.lewis@alaska.gov

 

  • Joie Brown
    Rural Alaska Community Action Program
    Manager
    Community Development Division

 

 

  • Patricia J. Bland, M.A. CCDC CDP
    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
    Program Director
    Training and Technical Assistance Program

 

  • Genevieve Casey, MSW
    DHSS, Division of Behavioral Health
    Program Coordinator
    Prevention & Early Intervention Services

 

  • Gary Ferguson, ND
    Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
    ANTHC
    Director, Wellness & Prevention

 

  • Marcia Howell
    Project Director
    Alaska Injury Prevention Center

 

  • Natasha Pineda
    DHSS, Division of Behavioral Health
    Program Coordinator
    Prevention & Early Intervention Services

 

  • Doug Modig
    Community Member