The State of Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, Bristol Bay Native Association, and the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation are excited to host a community cafe in Dillingham this November. This community café is designed to help OSMAP directly incorporate the voice of Alaskan communities into the upcoming Statewide Opioid and Polysubstance Use Action Plan. The community café is a method that gets away from the town hall style of gathering community feedback, and instead ensures every voice in attendance is heard. Everyone in the community is invited to the community café.

At this event, we want to hear from the community of Bristol Bay about what polysubstance misuse, overdose, and substance use disorders look like locally. We are also hoping to hear about factors that are unique to the community that either help or hinder the response to these issues, as well as existing efforts to address them. RSVP recommended!

Event Date:
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Event time:
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AKT

Event Location:
UAF Bristol Bay Campus
Margaret Wood Bldg Rm 128/130


4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Attendee Check-in and Networking

4:15 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Café Opening

4:25 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.

Message from the State Department of Health

4:35 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Community Café and Small Group Discussion Overview

Theresa Welton,
Unit Manager for Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention at Alaska Department of Health

4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Group Breakouts: Opioid and Polysubstance Misuse in Bristol Bay

  • Knowledge and Perceptions
  • Unique Community Factors
  • Existing Efforts

6:15 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Café Close Out

Next Steps
John Ruyak,
Program Coordinator at CDC Foundation

6:20 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Closing Activities, Open Format

  • Refreshments
  • Opportunities for Improvement – Statewide Opioid Action Plan: Goals
  • Naloxone Training with Project Hope

Tim Easterly,
Project Hope Program Coordinator at Alaska Department of Health

RSVP below: