Projects List

Akeela Statewide Tobacco Prevention Program

Akeela's Tobacco Prevention Program offers statewide technical assistance to all behavioral health programs. The purpose is to encourage policy and tobacco free campus' for all behavioral health providers. Also, there is a Department of Corrections component t...

Alaska Farmers’ Market-Quest Card Program

The Alaska Farmers’ Market-Quest Card Program provides USDA-approved farmers’ markets with funding and TA to purchase and implement wireless Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) machines and programs. These wireless machines accept Alaska Quest cards including Fo...

Alaska Men Choose Respect

Alaska Men Choose Respect is a digital space and media campaign which serves as a call to action for men to come together as allies to end violence, promote respect, and strengthen communities in Alaska. It does through offering information, networking, tools,...

Alaska School Nursing/School Health Program

As part of the Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health’s commitment to all children in the State of Alaska regardless of their health status or special needs, the School Nursing/School Health Program supports comprehensive school health services idea...

Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

The State of Alaska's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is dedicated to: 1. Eliminating exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; 2. Identifying and eliminating disparities experienced by population groups relative to tobacco and its use; 3. Promoting...

Alaska's Community Health Improvement Program

Improving a community's health and quality of life is highly dependent on being well grounded in the community through community ownership, input and involvement. Alaska's Community Health Improvement Progarm provides assistance to communities in assessing th...

Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line 1-800 QUIT NOW

A FREE cessation support program for all Alaska Adults who use tobacco and want to quit. Originally telephone-based, the quit line program now provides coaching and support tools via mobile phone - Text2Quit - and internet with WebCoach. Callers who enroll in...

Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A's)

The Four A’s provides comprehensive case management for people living with HIV and their families. Other services include HIV prevention and education services to increase awareness and reduce HIV transmission and stigma, rapid HIV testing, condoms distributio...

ANDVSA Primary Prevention Orientation

The ANDVSA Statewide Primary Prevention Orientation is a seven module training designed for prevention staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members at ANDVSA member programs. While the modules have been designed for member program use, it is open to anyone. The module...

Be Safe Be Seen Alaska

Be Safe Be Seen Alaska is a state program working with safe and active communities concerned about bicycle and pedestrian safety. Our ultimate goal is to improve visibility for children in communities all over Alaska and provide education on the importance of...

Bikeology Bike Education Program

Physical Education teachers in the Anchorage School District can reserve a fleet of 35 bicycles to provide bicycle education to their students. Education is provided based on the Bikeology Curriculum as developed by the American Alliance for Health, Physical E...

Breast Cancer Awareness/Health Literacy Classes

Provide classes and workshops to limited English proficient adults to increase knowledge of breast and cervical cancer and get screenings. Learn about health to increase healthy behaviors.

Breathe Free Mat-Su

Breathe Free Mat-Su is a coalition of health advocates and concerned citizens working to improve the health of our community by eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, preventing youth initiation of tobacco use and promoting tobacco cessation.

Buckle Up Campaign

Using peer-to-peer safety messaging, the goal of the Buckle Up campaign is to empower and engage youth to lead projects addressing youth traffic safety during the times of increased risk. A minimum of two parking lot incentives and two additional activities w...

Bullying Awareness and Prevention

Learn to recogize multiple forms of bullying behavior and respond on the organizational or individual level in specific ways that account for safety and effectiveness.

Camp Igaliq

Kawerak Wellness’s 5 day Camp Igaliq provides youth from Nome and the Bering Strait an opportunity to gain culturally based insight about employment, suicide prevention and healthy relationships. The camp includes elders and guest presenters who share knowledg...

Child Passenger Safety Program

The Alaska Injury Prevention Center (AIPC) Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program promotes car seat and booster seat use by offering individual appointments to parents and caregivers to educate them on the proper use and installation of their car seat, as well a...

CHOICE ATI Retreats

The Alaska Teen Institutes (ATIs) are two-day, overnight retreats that implement a healthy choices curriculum for the CHOICE (Choosing Healthy Options in Cooperative Education) program at Juneau-Douglas High School. The retreats, utilizing small group activiti...

Coaching Boys into Men

Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is a violence prevention program for athletic coaches designed teach high school male athletes about the importance of respect for themselves, others, and particularly women and girls. The Coaching Boys into Men program is one of...

Colorectal Cancer Family Outreach Program

ANTHC’s Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Family Outreach Program works by asking CRC patients for permission to contact their first- degree relatives to encourage them to be screened. Trained Patient Navigators provide outreach to family members who are due for screeni...

Community Health Improvement Collaborative

This is a collaborative of statewide and regional agencies supporting communities in conducting local needs assessment and improvement plans. It is dedicated to developing a community of practice for granting/supporting organizations, as well as developing co...

Community Seminars

Community seminars are designed to increase capacity for prevention by building skills and increasing knowledge for developing effective prevention programs. Over the years we've offered Prevention 101, Evaluation and Strategic Planning, Protective Factors and...

Community Transformation Grants

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, one of the recipients for Community Transformation Grant (CTG) funding, has awarded small grants worth a total of $83,000 to five Southeast community groups to implement community-based wellness initiatives that are...

Community Water Fluoridation

AK HSS, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Dental Society and /or Alaska Dental Action Coalition provide evidence based studies and presentations to address and/or educate community leaders and community members on the value of community water fluo...

COMPASS: A Guide for Men

COMPASS: A Guide for Men is a resource for adult male mentors who work with young Alaskan men aged 12 to 18. COMPASS presents mentors with opportunities and activities that are designed to support young men as they explore and identify their values, goals and...

Elder Fall Prevention Program

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Elder Fall Prevention Program, promotes elder fall prevention through education, environmental evaluations, eye health, medication reviews, and strength and balance. This is funded through a grant from Indian Heal...

Fourth R - Sitka

The Fourth R is a school-based, skill-based curriculum promoting healthy relationships and non-violence. The curriculum centers on healthy relationships, sexual health and substance use. Currently the curriculum is taught to all 9th graders at Sitka High, and...

Get the Facts about Marijuana

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services manages this website focused on public health and behavioral health issues related to marijuana use. The State Legislature and other state agencies are still finalizing laws and regulations related to persona...

Girls on the Run - Juneau

Girls on the Run® combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts designed to foster positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and physical development. The objective is to educate and empower girls at an earl...

Girls on the Run - Sitka

Girls on the Run is a nationally renowned empowerment program for 3rd-8th grade girls that couples running activities with self-esteem enhancing life-lessons in a positive girl friendly environment. Sitka will begin its 6th season at the local elementary sch...

Green Dot Alaska

The Green Dot etc. strategy is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that targets all community members as potential bystanders, and seeks to engage them, through awareness, education, and skills-practice, in proactive behaviors that establish intole...

Green Dot Bystander Prevention Initiative - Central Kenai Peninsula

Green Dot is a bystander prevention program to help reduce interpersonal domestic violence, sexual assault. stalking, and child abuse. Kenai was chosen as one of 6 communities in the state to implement the Green Dot initiative. The curriculum is developed spe...

Green Dot Prince of Wales

Green Dot is a bystander prevention program to help reduce interpersonal domestic violence, sexual assault. stalking, and child abuse.

Growing Up Tobacco-Free in Alaska

This project builds the capacity of RurAL CAP Head Start staff to engage young families and their children to understand the health risks of tobacco use while connecting them to cessation resources. Intra-community coalitions are encouraged, as well as collabo...

Healthy Alaskans 2020

Healthy Alaskans 2020 (HA2020) brings together partners from many sectors across the state to improve health and ensure health equity for all Alaskans. Led jointly by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Alaska Native Tribal Health...

Healthy Relationships and Bullying Prevention

We have a counselor that provides workshops in school throughout the North Slope about helathy relationships and bullying prevention.

Healthy Relationships Violence Prevention Program

Age-appropriate educational presentations to in-school youth (K-12) on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, bullying, and other related issues.

Healthy Starts

The Nome Census Area Healthy Start provides community based perinatal health education and comprehensive case management for high-risk pregnant and post-partum mothers and their children until the child reaches two years of age.

Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition

An active coalition of mental health care providers, educators, elected officials, clergy, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, residents, community groups, and others working together to maintain community-wide suicide awareness in Juneau. The coali...

Juneau Teen Council

The Juneau Teen Council is a peer education program whose mission is to empower teenagers to educate and inspire their peers, families and communities. The Teen Council educates about human sexuality and healthy decision making. It inspires teen to use their v...

Kawerak Safety Patrol

Volunteers provide safety patrols during New Year’s, Iditarod, and PFD distribution to keep the community safe during times when people are likely to be consuming more alcohol than usual.

Kawerak Youth Leaders

In the Youth Leaders program, youth are chosen by their peers as someone they can talk to. These chosen youth attend a 2 day training to learn skills in intervening to create a safe environment, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, being a leader and ro...

Kids Don't Float

A unique program designed to prevent drowning among Alaska’s children through education and community involvement.

Lead On Youth Leadership Conference

Lead On is a yearly youth leadership conference that engages youth leaders to change norms around violence in their peer groups. Planned for and by youth across Alaska, it focuses on activities that allow participants to develop and practice healthy relationsh...

LEAD/NABH

Leadership for Eliminating Alaskan Disparities: Nicotine Addiction in Behavioral Health subgroup works to spread awareness, education and resources which will help to eliminate the disparities in Alaska surrounding nicotine addiction/tobacco use in the behavio...

Leadership/ Friends Of Rachel

Leadership group based on "Friends Of Rachel". This group focuses on building the positive through acts of kindness, positivity, good will, volunteering, school projects, and community work.

MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula

With over fifty organizations and numerous individuals participating, MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula (SKP) is guiding, informing, and promoting collaborative, collective impact efforts to improve our community health. MAPP of SKP has recently completed...

Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program using the Nurse-Family Partnership model to provide home visiting services to first-time, low-income pregnant women and their children up to age 2 years in the Anchorage area. One of the main goals of...

Men, Media and Masculinity

Targeting teen males, this class builds media literacy by teaching how to decode popular media messages related to masculinity. Ads geared toward men focus on stereotypical traits of what a “real man” is as loud, forceful, and uncompromising. Students redefine...

Music in the Villages

Using in-person and virtual interaction, rural village students learn music by Kodiak School music teachers who teach the basics first hand. The students practice music with the help of interactive music learning software. Students are able to participate in c...

Native American Mentoring Initiative Program

The Native American Mentoring initiative program strengthens Big Brother, Big Sisters ability to develop the community engagement and internal infrastructure necessary to sustain support for youth mentoring programs. These community-based collaborations provid...

Nome Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program

1) To provide educational material on ways to help the people of the Nome area become more aware of the hazards of tobacco use. 2) To help people who smoke learn ways to stop their use

North Slope Borough's Baseline Community Health Analysis

In 2008, the NSB Health Department began this project to better understand the health issues facing North Slope communities in order to work effectively with communities on addressing community health issues most important to them and to help inform planning a...

Obesity Prevention School Grants Program

Schools play a key role in the prevention of obesity. Supportive nutrition and physical activity policies and programs at school can improve the health of Alaska's kids. Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, eight Alaska school district grantees are workin...

Outreach to Peer language Navigators in Anchorage

Increase Peer Language Navigator (PLN) knowledge of and ability to access and use high quality comsumer health information.

Passport to Manhood

Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through interactive activities. Each Club participant receives his own "passport" to underscore he is on a personally journey of maturation and growth...

Patient Safety Card Approach to DV/SV Education, Assessment, and Response in Healthcare and other Settings

Two Alaska-specific patient safety cards have been developed for DV/SV assessment and intervention. One is for girls and women, another for teens of any gender. Alaska Native Epidemiology Center staff with State partners provide training for healthcare provid...

Petersburg Tobacco Prevention and Control

Primarily focusing on policy changes in the community, businesses, services, institutions, federal, state and borough

Play Every Day / Healthy Futures Challenge

Play Every Day is a comprehensive social marketing campaign to increase public awareness about the health risks of childhood obesity, and the importance of increasing physical activity and reducing sugary drinks to prevent and reduce obesity. The Healthy Futur...

Preventive Screenings Campaign

Encourage adults >45 to be up-to-date with 10 preventive health care screening tests, including: Being overweight/obese; Using tobacco; Having high blood pressure; Falls risk; Having pre-diabetes or diabetes; Having high cholesterol; Benefit from taking aspir...

Project Learn

Educational programming and other enrichment activities that are part of a program strategy based on Dr. Reginald Clark's research showing students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial acti...

Raise Your Voice Youth Program

Raise Your Voice Youth Grant Program is to address motor vehicle safety issues through student created media. The Raise Your Voice 2013 entries address a variety of driving safety issues including distracted driving, drinking and driving, booster seat use, and...

Raise Your Voice Youth Program

Raise Your Voice (RYV) is a program offered by Alaska Injury Prevention Center (AIPC) to student groups across the state of Alaska. In 2015, RYV provided student groups with an opportunity to create a video about a teen driving issue that mattered to them. RYV...

REBOUND

REBOUND is an experiential prevention project allowing youth from southeast Alaska to explore the back-country of Alaska on a multi-day kayak expedition. Participants learn of connecting across differences, working together, leadership, communication, goal se...

REBOUND - Sitka

During a 10 day adventure through Glacier Bay, Huna ancestral homelands, teens from around Southeast Alaska build strong outdoor leadership skills, develop healthy relationship tools and gain inspiration and resources to promote wellness in their home communit...

Recover Alaska

The Recover Alaska is a year long journalistic investigation by the Anchorage Daily News to focus attention on the devastation of alcohol abuse upstream -- on prevention, public policy engagement, and communications -- to educate Alaskans about the extent of t...

RunningCubs

Running Program with character development and protective factor focus.

Safe and Healthy Me

Safe and Healthy Me is a website designed to help Alaskans find resources to prevent injuries, and prevent and manage chronic health conditions. Topics covered include safety, obesity, tobacco and health screening. The site includes testimonials, handouts an...

Sexually Transmitted Disease Program - Chlamydia

Alaska’s HIV/STD program includes direct assistance to providers during outbreak situations; investigations to assure patients and partners receives a recommended treatment regimen; educational outreach to providers on latest testing strategies and standards o...

Sitka Youth Leadership Committee

The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee (SYLC) is an afterschool prevention program that brings together teens from across schools and cliques to promote respect and nonviolence. Youth led activities include education/outreach, media, and outdoor leadership and a...

SMART Girls

SMART Girls is a small group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls ages 8 - 12 and 13 - 17. Girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for...

SMART Moves

The SMART (Skills Mastery & Resistance Training) Moves program is a nationally acclaimed prevention program originally developed in the 1980's with help from prevention specialists around the US. The newly revised curriculum (2011) incorporates the latest info...

Sources of Strength

The Juneau School District is implementing a new program, called Sources of Strength, which helps connect students with trusted adults as well as build multiple sources of support for youth. With support from the advisors, the peer leaders conduct well-defined...

Southeast Alaska Community Health Improvement Network

The SE Alaska Community Health Improvement Network was formed to providing training, peer-to-peer networking, and support for community groups focused on community wellness coalitions, health needs assessments and improvement planning and implementation. Hos...

Stand Up Speak Up Alaska

Stand Up Speak Up is a multi-media campaign made up of a website, public service announcements and minigrants. Focused on promoting healthy relationships and positive social norms among Alaskan teens, it encourages teens to make change happen in their own com...

State of Alaska Infectious Disease program

Alaska's Infectious Disease Program is dedicated to prevention and controlling infectious disease by monitoring disease occurrence and severity, enforcing school and child care tuberculosis regulation, educating the public and health care professionals, collab...

Strengthening Families

As one of seven states chosen to pilot an approach to child abuse prevention, Alaska’s program brings together a leadership team from the child welfare, child abuse prevention, and early childhood fields, as well as parents and community leaders. These partner...

Talk Now Talk Often AK

Talk Now Talk Often AK is a statewide effort developed by parents and caregivers to help increase conversations with teens around healthy relationships. The conversation cards that are part of this project focus on strengthening relationships and connections...

Taylor White Foundation Car Display

This mobile display is of a car involved in a fatal crash, with story boards that speak from the different passengers' perspectives about the crash. It provides a powerful teaching tool for schools and communities about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Teen Art/ Trash Art

Every Friday for 2 hours Teen Art is offered to teens and young adults. Many of the projects they do are "recycled art", meaning it is from trash or household items. Students have to opportunity to build relationships with safe adults, have basic interaction,...

Teen Driver's Training

A 4 hour teen driver's training puts the teen behind the wheel with skilled instructors to experience the most common driving situtations leading to accidents by inexperienced drivers.

Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) - Central Kenai Peninsula

Peer leadership tobacco prevention and education program. Teens from 4 area high schools provide tobacco prevention curriculum to K-12 schools in the Central Kenai Peninsula.

Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) - Juneau

Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) is a Juneau-based, student-led tobacco education and prevention group. High school student volunteers serve as role models by promoting positive informational interaction with their peers, with younger children, and with the ge...

The Fourth R

The Fourth R curriculum is a comprehensive school-based program designed to include students, teachers, parents, and the community in reducing violence and many of today’s risk behaviors. The Fourth R (R = Relationships) focuses on healthy relationships and de...

Tobacco Education Program (TEP)

TEP is an alternative-to-suspension program for students caught using tobacco at school. It is also available for students who volunteer to take the class because they want to quit tobacco.

Triple Play & Healthy Habits

Triple Play Daily Challenges are age-appropriate fitness activities that develop a wide range of sport-specific skills for football, basketball, soccer, track and field, and other sports. The goal is to get Club members to increase their physical activity and...

When I am an Elder

When I am an Elder is a youth created and led media campaign that challenges communities to stop the cycle of violence. It was based on a poem written by a Bethel Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) member in 2001, which imagined a world without violence fo...