Healthy Families Project (1996)

Brian Saylor, PhD, MPH
Stacy L. Smith, MFA


The intent of the state of Alaska’s healthy families program is to identify high risk families and provide the intervention and support necessary to prevent or reduce the impact of negative help or social outcomes. One of the demonstration projects is located in the Mt. View section of Anchorage. The Institute for Health Studies assisted in the development of data collection and program evaluation approaches which allowed the program to measure activity and the relationship of those activities to patient outcomes.


ICHS associates completed assessments of alternative clinical assessment scales and designed the evaluation protocols. ICHS assisted in the development of clinical and management data collection and reporting systems necessary to support the evaluation.


A final report can be obtained through the UAA Consortium Library or ICHS.