Save the Date for July Cohort Call

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Save the Date for July Cohort Call

Webinar: Completing PFS Project Deliverables July Cohort Call Mon, July 23 10-11am Information to attend webinar forthcoming.

Please join us for an Adobe Connect training around completing your coalition’s PFS project deliverables (State Annual Narrative Report, Step 4 and Step 5 Fidelity Checklists). This time will be spent assisting you in working through the required reports, and answer any questions before they are due on July 31.

Access updated versions of Fidelity Checklists on the PFS website on the State and Federal Reporting webpage. Each checklist is also available in the PFS Guidance Document.

For any questions, please contact Hope Finkelstein ( and DETAL (

2018-07-09T13:40:43+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: AKPFS_only|

PFS Annual Narrative Reports (due July 31, 2018)

The state annual (narrative) report will serve as a tool to document important work accomplished under the PFS grant showcasing your coalition’s success stories. Examples of the kinds of information to include in your coalition’s narrative report include the following items:

  • Specific strategies
  • Data and graphs
  • Photos
  • Limited jargon and prevention speech (write for people not familiar with prevention work)
  • Can be 1 page (front and back)

A guideline with specific details to use for completing the report is available at this link. Please submit completed reports to Hope Finkelstein, State Coordinator ( by July 31, 2018.

2018-07-09T11:40:21+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: AKPFS_only|

What Do Rural Alaska Voters Prefer?

The Alaska Division of Elections asked ISER to survey voters in three southwest Alaska census areas, to ask what methods they'd like to use for voting in the future. More than 400 registered voters took the survey: 49% wanted to keep voting as they do now, at polling places; 36% preferred to get ballots in the mail and have options for returning them; and 14% wanted to get ballots in the mail and mail them back.

The division is interested in what voters prefer for the future, because it will soon need to replace state voting equipment that's outdated and expensive to repair. Interviewers called voters in the Bethel, Dillingham, and Kusilvak census areas and got a 70% response rate.

Download the report, Perceptions of Universal Ballot Delivery Systems, by Virgene Hanna and Jessica Passini.  If you have questions about the survey, get in touch with Virgene Hanna, ISER's survey director, at

2018-06-22T15:23:07+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

Save the Date for the Upcoming Cohort Call

June Cohort Call
Mon, June 18

We hope you can join us for an opportunity to brainstorm with other coalitions around questions recently brought up during check-in's and share helpful information with other coalitions. To see topics of discussion and other current agenda items, go to the PFS calendar.

Use the following information to participate in this discussion:

Dial-in #:

Participant code:

2018-06-05T11:15:41+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: AKPFS_only|

More Great News How PFS Prevention Efforts are Being Heard

Thanks to Shari Conner for sharing how Change 4 the Kenai (C4K) is getting the word out across the Kenai Peninsula for the Safe, Safe, Safe (safe disposal, use and storage) media campaign. This video was created by local youth who won C4K’s video competition. Movie-goers will soon be seeing this prevention video in local movie theaters in Homer, Kenai, Soldotna communities. Excellent job!

2018-06-01T16:04:42+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: AKPFS_only|

How Data on Cross-fishery Networks of Permit Holders Could Help Managers

Alaska has hundreds of commercial fisheries, and fishery managers issue unique permits for each fishery. But in a new blog post, Matt Reimer, an ISER economist, and his co-authors report that many of those who fish in Alaska waters have multiple permits, allowing them to take catches in different fisheries. That means if managers change a policy for one fishery—for instance, reducing the catch limit—permit holders could react by changing where they fish, going after different species, or using different gear.

So how can managers assess whether a policy change in one commercial fishery might have such unintended consequences in others? Matt Reimer and his co-authors argue that having statistical data on cross-fishery networks among permit holders—and analyzing those data—could help managers better understand the potential spillover effects of changing policies for a given fishery. The authors also created an interactive map, showing existing cross-fishery networks. Check out the blog.

If you have questions, get in touch with Matt Reimer at: or 907-786-5430.

2018-05-30T16:25:27+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: News|
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