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Katie Basile

Anna Rose MacArthur

31 March 2020

Bethel, Alaska, United States

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When a dental clinic in Alaska had to suspend elective procedures due to the spread of the coronavirus, the clinic turned their efforts into repurposing their medical-grade material – usually used for sterilized medic...

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Elizabeth Jenkins

25 March 2020

Juneau, Alaska, United States

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An Alaskan distillery has joined the ranks of businesses that are turning their normal business production facilities into hand sanitizer manufacturing facilities. After partnering with another local business to obtai...

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Tegan Hanlon

24 March 2020

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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In Alaska, the Anchorage School District’s mobile food delivery service is delivering thousands of meals every day to Anchorage students. By repurposing school buses, school district leaders are packing sack lunches, ...

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Anne Hillman

4 January 2019

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Alaska has created a living document to begin tackling the state's addiction epidemic as they attempt to become "more proactive and less reactive." This model of integration has the potential to serve as a model for o...

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Anne Hillman

6 December 2018

Alaska, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

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In Alaska, programs promote long-term rehabilitation and intensive treatment for people with addictions who are involved in the criminal justice system. Part of the way the program has been successful is by allowing p...

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Anne Hillman

23 September 2018

Alaska, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

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U.S. Surgen General Jerome Adams speaks out about the significance of reducing stigma around substance abuse and mental health to normalize the illnesses and open doors for sufferers to seek help. Dispensation of Nalo...

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Anne Hillman

5 September 2018

Alaska, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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In Alaska, tribal governments are teaming up to eliminate programming redundancies, avoid competing for the same grants, and provide necessary community resources. Their collaboration allows the smaller tribal governm...

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Anne Hillman

29 August 2018

Alaska, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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In Alaska, the Community Health Aide Program is helping to connect people in remote, rural parts of the state to medical care. The program, started decades ago in collaboration with the Indian Health Service, local go...

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Anne Hillman

17 August 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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In order to address child abuse and neglect community members got together to form: R.O.C.K Mat Su, a collaborative organization composed of several organizations that has “teamed up with government agencies, schools ...

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Anne Hillman

1 August 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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At Spring Creek Correctional Center, profits from the prison store are shared among seven prison clubs. The clubs operate like nonprofits, bringing educational opportunities, music, plants, and more to inmates and don...

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Anne Hillman

25 July 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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A unique setup at Spring Creek Correctional Institution means that inmates get to work at the prison’s store, and profits get reinvested into the prison. The arrangement benefits those who work at the store as well as...

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Anne Hillman

18 July 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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Wellness for All, a community organization in Seward, Alaska, provides funding for community members to take action on projects they think will improve their city. Funding from the Seward Community Foundation supports...

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Anne Hillman

11 July 2018

Palmer, Alaska, United States

Radio

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In Alaska, the Knik Tribe’s Community Development Financial Institution is offering financial opportunities to individuals in low-income communities who wouldn't have them otherwise. The organization, and others like ...

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Anne Hillman

3 July 2018

Wasilla, Alaska, United States

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Prisons can reduce recidivism if they provide people who are incarcerated with drug and alcohol treatment, as it helps inmates address underlying issues. People who have been in and out of prison tell their stories ab...

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Anne Hillman

11 June 2018

Wasilla, Alaska, United States

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A welders union in Alaska is helping fill vocational gaps for prisoners by bringing actual welding equipment to a correctional center so inmates get real-world experience. Although they work with virtual training prog...

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Anne Hillman

24 May 2018

Hooper Bay, Alaska, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

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Qungasvik, a program developed by and for Yup’ik people living in Alaska, focuses on skills, craft making, and community connection. The program provides a strong support system and is helping to decrease incidence of...

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Anne Hillman

26 April 2018

Hooper Bay, Alaska, United States

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Yup’ik community members in Hooper Bay, Alaska founded a dance group for teens. In the six years since it started, the group has provided activity, responsibility, stress relief, and a connection to tradition for its ...

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Anne Hillman

28 March 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Alaska’s Southcentral Foundation has implemented “integrated” primary care which brings together a patient’s primary care and behavioral health providers as well as navigators, legal assistance, and nutritionists all ...

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Anne Hillman

21 March 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Expansion of Medicaid in Alaska is helping low-income adults, especially those with mental health issues and addiction, receive the care that they need to remain productive members of society. Being able to see primar...

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Anne Hillman

14 March 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Mental Health First Aid is an organization that provides 8-hour long trainings about how to respond to common mental health crisis. This solution helps to minimize existing stigmas around mental health and allows indi...

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Anne Hillman

28 February 2018

Kotzebue, Alaska, United States

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Elders in Kotzebue, Alaska missed traditional foods like elk, caribou, and whale when they transitioned into assisted living, so a group formed to find a way through federal red tape. Locals, environmental health agen...

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Anne Hillman

14 February 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Almost 3,000 Alaskan families received governmental assistance for rent - those who are in need but don't qualify for government help often turn to family, friends, and other informal sources for aid. The St. Vincent ...

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Anne Hillman

24 October 2017

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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In an under-developed area of Anchorage Alaska, a development project run by Cook Inlet Housing is transforming the community. The development project is bringing in new businesses that are taking advantage of the inf...

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Anne Hillman

4 October 2017

Nikolai, Alaska, United States

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In a remote community in Alaska, the school district found a creative solution to solve two of its problems: lack of housing for the teacher and lack of classes to teach students real-world skills. The solution was to...

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Anne Hillman

16 August 2017

Alaska, United States

Radio

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In Alaska, transitioning from sport fishing to dipnetting, a practice that allows a much higher limit for the amount of fish that can be caught, has resulted in a sustainable food supply for some families. Although no...

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