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Prevention & Early Intervention



2015 Teen Suicide Prevention Grants: The Alaska Community Foundation’s Teen Suicide Prevention Grant Program​ made these awards to enhance nonprofit community-based efforts to prevent teen suicide.

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.

The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) program is pleased to announce the 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 to the website for more information regarding the upcoming Annual School on Addictions.

2015 Rural Providers’ Conference Accepting Workshop Proposals: The Kawerak/Rural Providers’ Conference will be June 1 – 4, 2015 in Nome, AK!

RurAL CAP and Kawerak, Inc. extend an invitation for workshop proposals for the 32nd Annual Rural Providers’ Conference (RPC). The theme of this conference is “Carving a Path to Wellness.” The event will take place at the Nome Elementary School with nightly entertainment at the Nome Recreation Center.

Prevention News

The revamped Alaska CARELINE site has launched. 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 

Talk they hear you logoNew 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:

""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.

Upcoming Training & Conferences

  • Early Childhood Mental Health Institute Conference, April 13-15, 2015 at the Anchorage Egan Convention Center.  Registration is now open.
  • Digital Storytelling Workshop: April 6-9th , Anchorage.  This workshop is for tribal health partners that would like to become a digital storytelling facilitator and offer digital storytelling workshops in their community as a way to advance storytelling as a healing and health education tool. Contact Margaret David,
  • 2015 Full Lives Conference will be held on April 16-17, 2015 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. The conference features national and Alaskan experts on key issues that affect direct service staff and the people they support, including people with developmental disabilities, severe mental illness, chronic alcoholism/substance abuse, traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer's disease and other age-related dementia. View additional conference information online at
  • 2015 Rural Providers’ Conference: The Kawerak/Rural Providers’ Conference will be June 1 – 4, 2015 in Nome, AK!
     Click HERE for more info!