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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 […]

2020-01-22T10:03:47-09:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: CBHRS, News|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

2019-12-11T16:29:37-09:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: CBHRS, News|Tags: , , , , , |

CBHRS researchers present about Alaska opioid evaluation at AEA

Researchers from ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS) shared work evaluating Alaska’s response to the opioid crisis at the recent meeting of the American Evaluation Association held in Minneapolis, MN. Bridget Hanson presented about the methodology used for recent key informant interviews with individuals who had administered […]

2019-11-19T11:32:00-09:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: CBHRS, News|Tags: , , |

ISER’s Jodi Barnett reports on successful program to strengthen Indigenous youth wellness in Alaska

Jodi Barnett, project manager for ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services, is lead author of a new paper in Health Promotion Practice discussing the important role that Alaska youth culture camps have in locally driven and multilevel suicide prevention. […]

2019-04-03T14:31:00-08:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: CBHRS, News|

CBHRS kicks off 4-year $1 million project to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies

CBHRS and its partners on the Women’s Health Nurses and Midwives Collaboration for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy (WHNMCAP) project are  meeting for the first time this week to map out the next four years. They are also sharing information at the Alaska Public Health Summit as part of a panel presentation. […]

2019-01-25T10:03:46-09:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: CBHRS, News|

New CBHRS Report Supports Alaska’s Opioid Misuse Prevention Efforts

Researchers in ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services  (CBHRS) conducted interviews with individuals who use heroin to explore ways individuals began opioid use and how their use progressed over time. Their report found that few participants began use with heroin but transitioned to heroin due to increased cost […]

2019-01-14T15:32:20-09:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: CBHRS, News|