KENAI COMMUNITY CAFE
The State of Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction is excited to host a community cafe in Kenai in February. 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 Kenai 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!
February 1, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. AKST
Quality Inn, 10352 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, AK 99611
5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
- Naloxone Kit Building – Deanna Dunn and Tim Easterly, Project Hope
- Refreshments – Sponsored by Change 4 the Kenai
- Land Acknowledgement
- Opening Speaker – Brent Johnson, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President
Community Café and Small Group Discussion Overview – Theresa Welton,
Unit Manager for Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention at Alaska Department of Health
Group Breakouts: Opioid and Polysubstance Misuse on Kenai Peninsula
- Knowledge and Perceptions
- Unique Community Factors
- Existing Efforts
- 10-minute break at 6:20
Café Close Out
- Next Steps – John Ruyak, Program Coordinator at CDC Foundation
Closing Activities, Open Format
- Opportunities for Improvement – Statewide Opioid Action Plan, Strategic Goals
- Naloxone Training with Project Hope – Project Hope