The State of Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction is excited to host a community cafe in Kodiak in October. 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 Kodiak 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, October 13, 2022

Event time:
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AKDT

Event Location:
Afognak Center
300 Alimaq Dr, Kodiak, AK 99615
*Near Island

Event Agenda:

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Attendee Check-in and Networking
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Café Opening
Alutiiq Dancers

Opening Speaker
City of Kodiak Mayor, Pat Branson

3:45 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Community Cafe & Small Group Discussion Overview
Theresa Welton
3:55 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

Group Breakouts: Polysubstance Use in Fairbanks

  • Knowledge and Perceptions
  • Unique Community Factors
  • Existing Efforts
5:25 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.


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

5:40 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Successes of Statewide Opioid Action Plan and Opportunities for Improvement
Theresa Welton

5:50 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Group Breakouts: Improving strategies in current Statewide Opioid Action Plan

6:20 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Café Close Out and Networking

Next Steps
John Ruyak,
Program Coordinator, CDC Foundation

Dr. Victoria Kildal,
Director of Behavioral Health, Kodiak Area Native Association

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking and Naloxone Training
Tim Easterly,
Project Hope Program Coordinator at Alaska Department of Health

RSVP below:

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