As a caring adult, the conversations you have with youth have a significant impact on their behavior. Have honest, accurate conversations about relationships, sexual health, substance use, mental health and other topics that inform lifestyle decisions.
Here you can find resources that help keep you informed and well-equipped to foster a safe space for Alaska youth.
Harm Reduction Trainings
During 2021, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) hosted virtual sessions that covered different topics related to harm reduction, presented by Alaska-based speakers.
The training recordings are available to anyone interested in learning more about harm reduction and strengthening harm reduction resources and practices in their community.
The goal of these trainings was to support, inspire and learn from one another to increase the well-being of individuals in our communities. Visit the Harm Reduction Training page to learn more.
Find a Curriculum
As an educator, youth program coordinator or after-school activity member, your involvement can support tomorrow’s leaders. Choose curricula that can positively influence Alaska youth behaviors and lifestyle decisions.
Get Relevant Data
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) 2020 Alaska Adolescent Health Tribal Action Plan
The Alaska Adolescent Health Tribal Action Plan is the product of a statewide, collaborative meeting between Tribal health planners, coordinators, prevention advocates, Elders and community partners.
The action plan is a living document for ANTHC, Alaska Native Tribes and health organizations, as well as collaborating agencies in Tribal communities, to guide program planning, support grant applications, serve as a foundation for community outreach efforts and foster a holistic response to promoting the health and well-being of Alaska Native and American Indian (AN/AI) adolescents and youth.
Alaska Native Epidemiology Center
Established in 1996, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter) is one of the twelve tribal epidemiology centers established by the Indian Health Service. ANTHC, along with the regional tribal health organizations, comprise the Alaska Tribal Health System, which has the primary goal of improving the health of Alaska Native people.
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (AK-IBIS)
AK-IBIS provides statistical numerical data as well as contextual information on the health status of Alaskans and the state of Alaska’s health care system.
Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Dashboard
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a school-based survey of Alaska high school students. The YRBS collects important information about the health of Alaska teens, including health risk behaviors that contribute to social problems, disabilities, and even death.
School Climate and Connectedness Survey
School Climate & Connectedness Survey (SCCS) results are intended to give districts a “snapshot in time;” a glimpse into how students, staff, and family members were feeling about their school and community at the time of the survey. This “snapshot in time,” is a conversation starter to improve school climate.
Alaska Victimization Survey
Every human being has the right to be safe and free from violence in their own homes, in their relationships, and in their community. Intimate partner violence and sexual violence are endemic problems. The Alaska Victimization Survey provides comprehensive statewide and regional data to guide planning and policy development and to evaluate the impact of prevention and intervention services.
Health Facilities Data Reporting
The Alaska Health Facilities Data Reporting Program (HFDR) collects inpatient and outpatient discharge data from Alaska health care facilities.
Healthy Alaskans 2030
Healthy Alaskans is Alaska’s state health improvement plan; it is a roadmap for how we as a state can improve on the most significant health issues that we face, at the community level, at the organizational level, and at the individual and family level.