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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...