The State of Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction is excited to host a community cafe on Prince of Wales Island 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 in and around Prince of Wales 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 10, 2022

Event time:
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AKT

Event Location:
Vocational and Technical Education Center
6565 Boundary Rd., P.O. Box 29, Klawock, AK 99925


4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Attendee Check-in and Networking

4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Café Opening

4:40 p.m. – 4:50 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

4:50 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Group Breakouts: Opioid and Polysubstance Misuse on Prince of Wales Island

  • Knowledge and Perceptions
  • Unique Community Factors
  • Existing Efforts

6:20 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Café Close Out and Networking

Next Steps
John Ruyak,
Program Coordinator, CDC Foundation

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Closing Activities, Open Format

  • Refreshments – Sponsored by Prince of Wales Health Network
  • 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:

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