At this event, The State of Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction is excited to host a community cafe in Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan 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:
February 8, 2023

Event time:
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. AKST

Event Location:
Ted Ferry Civic Center, 888 Venetia Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901

5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Attendee Check-in

  • Networking
  • Naloxone Kit Building – Deanna Dunn and Tim Easterly, Project Hope
  • Refreshments 
5:20 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.
Café Opening

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Opening Speaker – City of Ketchikan Mayor Dave Kiffer
  • Youth Behavioral Risk Factors Survey Data – Youth for Change
5:35 p.m. – 5:45 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

5:45 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.

Group Breakouts: Opioid and Polysubstance Misuse in Ketchikan

  • Knowledge and Perceptions
  • Unique Community Factors
  • Existing Efforts
  • 10-minute break at 6:20
7:35 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.

Café Close Out

  • Next Steps – John Ruyak, Program Coordinator at CDC Foundation
7:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Closing Activities, Open Format

  • Networking
  • Opportunities for Improvement, Statewide Opioid Action Plan, Strategic Goals
  • Naloxone Training with Project Hope – Project Hope

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