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Alaska Partnerships for Success2018-08-06T13:50:37+00:00

Welcome to the website for the State of Alaska’s Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (PFS) project. Through collaborations with state agencies, community coalitions, and other partners, the PFS project aims to prevent and reduce non-medical use of prescription opioids and heroin use among 12-25 year olds in Alaska.

This work is supported by grant 1U79SP020783 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.

News and Announcements

PFS Informal Gathering at Grantee Meeting

Thursday, October 20, 2018
8:30-9:30am

Please join us!

We hope you will join us to meet informally with other coalitions and discuss PFS-specific issues with the PFS team during the Grantee Meeting. Come meet with the UAA evaluation team to ask evaluation-related questions. You can also schedule individualized technical assistance after the conference for any challenging evaluation-related issues that you need extra support on. The State Program Coordinator, Hope Finkelstein is excited to meet with everyone face-to-face and will also be available to discuss questions about intervention strategies, state-related matters, or other questions on Thursday, and Friday during the conference.

For any questions regarding the DBH Prevention Grantees Meeting, please contact Hope Finkelstein (hope.finkelstein@alaska.gov). We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!

September 18th, 2018|

Prescriber Training: Navigating Pain Management

Thursday, October 4, 2018
8am-12 noon
Wedgewood Resort
Fairbanks, AK

Fairbanks Wellness Coalition (FWC) is hosting a training for prescribers and other community practitioners as part of FWC Prescriber/Dispenser Workgroup. The team is bringing in specialists from the Veterans Administration to provide CME training specific to the Fairbanks community, but this training is open to others if interested. A flyer (PDF, 264KB) is available for download.

To register for this training, visit Eventbrite’s entry.

September 18th, 2018|

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Tools to Help Teens Make Healthy Choices

Explore NIDA’s resource portal with a variety of toolkits to educate teens about substance use including drug facts about opioids and their effects. This resource is useful for school representatives, organizations involving youth, and anyone with opportunities to educate youth.

Read a letter written to teens by NIDA’s director. Questions addressed include: What are opioids? And why are they such a problem? The letter can serve to help educate youth to make healthy choices when prescribed opioids.

September 13th, 2018|

2018 Grantee Meeting: Voices of Prevention

September 19-21
Anchorage Downtown Marriott Hotel
820 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK

Visit this link for conference details including agenda items, 2017 presentations, among other information. For those who have not yet registered and wish to do, go to the following registration link. Opportunity to informally network with PFS community representations and seek guidance from PFS team members will be available (more information will be shared). In the meantime, please feel free to contact Hope Finkelstein, PFS State Coordinator (hope.finkelstein@alaska.gov) for additional information.

September 13th, 2018|
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