Reflect the diverse voices of your communities and state in developing or reviewing your next opioid-related prevention, treatment, and recovery plan.
Reflect the diversity voices of your communities and state in developing or reviewing your next opioid-related prevention, treatment, and recovery plan. Alaska’s Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention (OSMAP), in contract with Government Event Services, will lead the way in supporting your agency in capturing these voices through methodology known as the World Cafe Method. Through webinars, tool kits, and hands on consulting assistance, we will assist in ensuring your next plan is realistic for those of whom it serves. All of this is funded through the CDC Overdose Data to Action grant.
In 2018, Alaska did a series of community cafes to get feedback for the Statewide Opioid Action Plan. OSMAP then took this information to inform nine organized advisory teams to inform the Statewide Opioid Action Plan. The advisory team members were made up of federal, state, and local partners per each of these areas amounting to approximately 100 individuals across over 80 organizations in the state. The overall plan, therefore, is a ground up approach to combating the opioid epidemic. Through the CDC OD2A Peer-to-Peer Learning Collaborative, states and local grantees are receiving a two-part interactive series to better understand this process. The first part of this series was held on March 31st through a webinar called: “Fighting Overdose: Voices on Polysubstance Use”. The second part of this webinar series was held on May 12th through a webinar called: “Polysubstance Use Strategic Planning through Participatory Methods: Alaska’s Opioid Action Plan Approach”.