Prevention of Non-medical use of Prescription Opioids

Prevention of Non-medical use of Prescription Opioids 2017-11-01T13:12:21+00:00

Project Description

Funding Source: AK Health and Human Services/Substance Abuse/Mental Health Svc Admin

Years Active: 2016 – 2019

Evaluation Activities: Comprehensive Program Evaluation/Evaluation Plan Development

Partners: Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services, Strategic Prevention Solutions

The opioid epidemic impacts communities nationwide. Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services secured a multi-year grant to reduce opioid misuse across Sitka’s demographic landscape. As the only rural Alaska community funded through this initiative, Sitka serves as a pilot locality to test opioid misuse prevention strategies in small, remote communities. Strategic Prevention Solutions and EvaluLogic teamed up to conduct the Sitka Community Assessment of Non-medical Use of Prescription Opioids. As the program evaluator, EvaluLogic continues to develop and implemented assessment instruments with multiple stakeholders to evaluate program efficacy and impact.