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Prevention & Early Intervention




Grant Program Supports Community-based Efforts to Reduce Teen Suicide
The Alaska Children’s Trust and The Alaska Community Foundation are currently accepting applications for projects that will directly enhance community-based efforts to prevent teen suicide. Communities across Alaska are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Monday, February 15, 2015 at 5 p.m.
For more information or if you have questions about applying, visit or call Katie St. John at (907) 334-6700.

Alaska Town Hall Meetings on Underage Drinking
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration will sponsor community-led gatherings to discuss the consequences of underage drinking and mobilize local partners around evidence-based strategies.  Any agency interested in hosting a gathering can contact for information and event planning resources.  Join the online conversation on underage drinking prevention by using social media and #CommunitiesTalk.

The Alaska Committee to  Prevent Underage Drinking (ACPUD) is currently seeking input to revise the Strategies to Prevent Underage Drinking (will be released summer of 2016). If interested, click on the survey link and post your comments and feedback. Alaska's youth are drinking less overall so let's keep up the momentum. To develop the best plan, we need your feedback!


""Alaska’s Strategies to Prevent Underage Drinking  offers an overview of what existing literature describes as being effective and specific actions the committee believes are possible to implement in Alaska. Increasing the use of these recommendations and specific actions will help to build a stronger foundation in the statewide effort to prevent underage drinking.

Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grant Announcement Released

The FY 2016 Drug-Free Communities Support Program funding opportunity announcement has been released by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Applications are due on March 18, 2016.

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


2016 Alaska Health Summit: “Health Across the Generations”

Sponsored by the Alaska Public Health Association, the Summit will look at the influences on health, as well as ways the public health community can support and promote optimal health at every age.

February 2-4, 2016, Anchorage Captain Cook Hotel

Contact: Jessica Holden

The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) program is pleased to announce the 42nd Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health: “Continuum Integration of Whole Health.” Will be held  May 2 – 4, 2016 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. Come and join the conference to explore the connection between primary care and the field of addictions and behavioral health
 Questions on the Call for Papers Guidelines, Janet Carter, R.A.D.A.C.T. (907)563-9202

Prevention News 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:



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