Our Impact Health and Wellness

We envision a strong and vibrant Alaska.

Before we can build strong and vibrant communities in Alaska, it is critical that we begin with a solid foundation of health and wellness. As a state, some of our health challenges are complex. To make progress on overcoming these challenges, we need long-term commitment, support and collaboration from many partners.

At ACF, we are proud to support the production of Winter Bear, a play that promotes dialogue about teen suicide and to find solutions to the suicide epidemic in rural Alaska, along with our Teen Suicide Prevention Program that has awarded grants to supports suicide prevention activities to community organizations across the state.

In 2013, we became the fiscal sponsor for the Recover Alaska Media Project, a collaborative addressing the issue of substance use in Alaska. Through a contract with Alaska's largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, Recover Alaska will support a reporter and photographer for one year. With support from the Knight Foundation,  The Alaska Community Foundation and the Anchorage Daily News will help train Alaskan journalists in data driven journalism. Additionally, we will continue our community dialogue series, Conversations About Causes That Matter, with a specific focus on alcohol use in Alaska.

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