Prevention & Early Intervention
The Alaska DHSS Division of Behavioral Health has once again been selected as one of 15 states nationwide eligible for a 2-year SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Prevention Fellowship! announcement_2015.pdf The Prevention Fellowship Program invites qualified individuals who are seeking professional growth in the field of substance abuse prevention. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000, and will be required to work 32 hours per week. Applications will be accepted from eligible candidates through Friday, August 14, 2015. To apply, candidates may complete and submit the online application. For more information or to apply visit the Fellowship website.
Partners in Prevention: New statewide listserv for Alaska communities to get relevant information and news sources on prevention and health promotion activities and events across the state. Click here to join/leave.
Collective Impact: Where does the community fit in? Living Cities has constructed a free e-course to equip those involved in collective impact inititatives with tools for including and working with community members. Click HERE to find out more.
Upcoming Training & Conferences
- 41st Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health: “Crime and Addiction: Seeking a Shared Solution.” to be held on May 4-6, 2015 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel to explore the connection between the Department of Corrections and the field of addictions and behavioral health. Here is the link for more information http://annualschool.com/
- 2015 Rural Providers’ Conference: The Kawerak/Rural Providers’ Conference will be June 1 – 4, 2015 in Nome, AK!
Click HERE for more info!
- The 28th Annual NPN Prevention Research Conference, Seattle, WA, November17-19, 2015. Prevention Research to Practice in a Changing Environment. For information: www.npnconference.org.
The revamped Alaska CARELINE site has launched.
http://carelinealaska.com/ The site is packed with useful info and links to deeper resources. Click on the link and take a look!
United Health Foundation:
America's Health Rankings 2014
Mental Health America report:
Parity or Disparity: The State of Mental Health in America 2015
Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence:
Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive: November 2014 Report
State of Alaska Epidemiologic Profile on Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency: 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:
Consumption and Consequence: Update 2013
New media campaign to help parents talk to younger children about the dangers of underage drinking. "Talk. They Hear You." is 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/underage-drinking/
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.