FAIRBANKS COMMUNITY CAFE
The State of Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction is excited to host a community cafe in Fairbanks in September. 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 in Fairbanks 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!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AKDT
Pioneer Park Exhibit Hall
2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Attendee Check-in and Networking
3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Unit Manager for Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention at Alaska Department of Health
City of Fairbanks Mayor, Jim Matherly
3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
3:50 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Community Café and Small Group Discussion Overview
3:55 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Group Breakouts: Polysubstance Use in Fairbanks
- Knowledge and Perceptions
- Unique Community Factors
- Existing Efforts
5:40 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Project Hope Program Coordinator, Alaska Department of Health
5:55 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.
Successes of Statewide Opioid Action Plan and Opportunities for Improvement
6:05 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.
Group Breakouts: Improving strategies in current Statewide Opioid Action Plan
6:40 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
Large Group Share Out
6:50 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Café Close Out and Networking
Program Coordinator, CDC Foundation
Director of Development and Public Relations, True North Recovery