The Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS) is a research center that provides scientific expertise, partnerships, and resources to promote health and improve health outcomes for communities and individuals across the lifespan.
CBHRS’ multi-disciplinary team of scientists, research associates, and students engage in research, evaluation, and training that addresses the most pressing community health problems both within and outside of Alaska.
Primary interest areas for research and evaluation studies include:
- promoting evidence-based healthcare practice and policy
- addressing and preventing misuse of alcohol, opioids, and other substances
- preventing suicide
- promoting health and well-being across the lifespan
- reducing health disparities.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In Alaska, alcohol is a causal or contributing factor in 9 of the top 10 causes of death and is involved in a quarter of all accidents […]
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. […]
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 […]
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