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Alaskans are preventing opioid overdose death by using naloxone

A new paper by CBHRS researchers Dr. Bridget Hanson and Becky Porter describes experiences of Alaskans using naloxone to prevent opioid overdose in their peers. Participants described naloxone as easy to use and effective in reversing overdose. They emphasized the need to have naloxone widely available in order to prevent overdose death. […]

January 15th, 2020|

Dr. Jen Schmidt Presents Fuel Meter Data Collection Results in Tanana

ISER’s Dr. Jen Schmidt traveled to Tanana this past October to discuss the results of an ongoing fuel meter data collection project alongside Alaska Center for Energy and Power’s (ACEP) Alana Vilagi and Baxter Bond. […]

January 14th, 2020|

Two Emeriti ISER Directors Debate PFD at Commonwealth North Event

Two emeriti ISER directors, Scott Goldsmith and Gunnar Knapp, debated how best to manage the Permanent Fund at a Commonwealth North lunch at the Petroleum Club on November 8, 2019. The specific resolution for the debate was: “Resolved:  The Alaska Constitution should be amended to specify that the Permanent Fund should be managed as an endowment, with a limited and sustainable annual distribution.” Under the format of the debate, a coin was flipped at the beginning of the debate to determine which side each debater would defend. Knapp drew the “pro” side and Goldsmith the “con.” To learn more, check out [...]

December 20th, 2019|

ISER presentations on economy in Fall 2019

Not surprisingly, Alaskans remain keenly interested in both the short-term and long-term prospects for the Alaska economy.  ISER continues to give requested presentations on the Alaska economy and the state budget to civic groups.  On October 18, Mouhcine Guettabi and Ralph Townsend participated in a panel entitled “Alaska’s Economy: Facts, Fiction and Figures” at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention in Fairbanks. In the panel, Mouhcine presented a talk entitled "Alaska's economic and fiscal situation." On December 3, Ralph Townsend gave a similar presentation to the Anchorage Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club lunch entitled “Recovery and Budget Cuts:  Preliminary Evidence for Alaska and [...]

December 18th, 2019|

Dr. Kevin Berry on Talk of Alaska discussing Spanish flu and infectious disease

On a recent Talk of Alaska episode, ISER’s Dr. Kevin Berry was one of the guests that discussed pandemic preparedness and what has been learned from the 1918 outbreak of the Spanish flu which killed millions worldwide and devastated rural communities in Alaska. […]

December 17th, 2019|

Narcan® Distribution and Use in Alaska 2017-2018

CBHRS researchers are evaluating Project HOPE, the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Narcan® distribution and overdose education program. Narcan® is a nasal spray medication that reverses opioid overdose. The public distribution of opioid overdose rescue kits is a best practice strategy to reduce opioid-related deaths. Community-based agencies collaborate with Project HOPE to provide Narcan® kits to members of the general public and to professionals (e.g., first responders, agency/organization staff). CBHRS researchers work with the agencies to track the distribution of kits and have compiled findings in the “Alaska Narcan® Distribution 2017-2018” infographic report to explain trends [...]

December 16th, 2019|
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