Dec. 8, 2017: Evaluating five-year project to reduce opioid use among Alaska youth
by Michelle Saport |
The Opioid Epidemic in Alaska: A Baseline for Measuring Prevention Friday, Dec. 8, noon ISER Conference Room (1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 301)
The Partnerships for Success Project is a five-year project intended to prevent and reduce non-medical use of prescription opioids, as well as use of heroin, among Alaskans ages 12 to 25. The state's Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is carrying out the project, working with community coalitions that develop local prevention strategies.
DHSS contracted with ISER's Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services to evaluate the project. Bridget Hanson, the evaluation director, and Jodi Barnett, the lead project evaluator, will talk about their work so far, to establish a baseline for measuring the project's success over time. Join us at ISER to hear what they've learned.