Projects List

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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) - 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...

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...