Fisheries Stakeholder Meeting Facilitation

Fisheries Stakeholder Meeting Facilitation

In 2014, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) celebrated the organization’s 20th anniversary. As part of this milestone, AMCC sought to prepare an updated strategic plan for their next five years, 2015-2020. Agnew::Beck was hired to assist the Alaska Marine Conservation Council through the planning process. To kick off the effort, Agnew::Beck facilitated a half-day […]

Saint Paul Island Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

In 2015, the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI), located on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea, initiated a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) planning process. ACSPI led the project, in partnership with the City of St. Paul, the Tanadgusix Native Corporation, the Central Bering Sea Fisherman’s Association, and other community organizations and partners. […]

Tanana Chiefs Conference Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Planning Support

Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) hired Agnew::Beck to assist with the development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region and its member communities. The TCC CEDS summarized economic indicators and conditions for the region and sub-regions in visually-compelling ways and offered development strategies to empower TCC member communities and residents in the region. […]

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho, alongside Agnew::Beck developed a focused and in-depth Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that became the foundation for the community’s economic development efforts and position the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and their Eastern Idaho partners for economic resiliency. Agnew::Beck kicked off the project in February of […]

CDC Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

Recognizing the impact of obesity on Alaskans, the state’s Obesity Prevention and Control Program (OPCP) sought to align the efforts of the program and its partner organizations by convening a community-based coalition focused on improving children’s health. OPCP contracted with Agnew::Beck to design a strategic planning process for the coalition. Agnew::Beck led the nascent coalition […]

Small Lodge Planning Assistance

Agnew::Beck was hired by the City of Aspen to provide technical assistance related to the development of the Small Lodge Incentive program. To ensure that Aspen’s bed base is diverse and accommodates tourists at a range of income levels, the City began implementing a Small Lodge Incentive program that provides a range of services including […]

Alaska Partnership Project Implementation Support

The two-fold goal of the Alaska Partnership Project was to implement evidenced-based substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment for youth age 14-24 to support the successful transition to independent adulthood and develop the infrastructure and partnerships needed to increase the positive outcomes for these youth and reduce the cost of services. Agnew::Beck provided technical assistance […]

Immunization Improvement Campaign

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health hired Agnew::Beck to facilitate a series of focus groups aimed at understanding how parents and caregivers make decisions to vaccinate or not vaccinate their children. Agnew::Beck worked closely with the state’s Immunization Improvement Workgroup to develop the focus group recruitment methodology and focus […]

Homer Recreation and Culture Needs Assessment

The Parks, Art, Recreation, and Culture (PARC) Needs Assessment determined the resources and prioritized the identified needs for the Greater Homer community (including the City of Homer and four neighboring census tracts: Anchor Point, Fritz Creek, Diamond Ridge, and Kachemak City) concerning PARC facilities and programs. To accomplish this, the project involved assessing community values, […]

Soldotna Downtown Improvement Plan

The City of Soldotna hired Agnew::Beck to lead a consultant team to develop a downtown improvement plan that fosters a stronger downtown identity and more walkable and attractive commercial area. The Soldotna Downtown Improvement Plan implements the high priority economic development goal articulated in the community’s comprehensive plan, Envision Soldotna 2030 “To promote development of […]

Collective Impact for Healthy Families Program Design

Agnew::Beck assisted the Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) with facilitation and program design of a robust, effective community-wide initiative that addresses the overarching goals of reducing child maltreatment and increasing family resilience in Mat-Su Borough communities. Together, the team designed the initiative using the Collective Impact approach. The design team was comprised of community experts and […]

Conflict-free Case Management System Design

Agnew::Beck and Home and Community Based Strategies (HCBS) developed a system redesign to comply with new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations for conflict-free case management. Alaska was funding its Medicaid-funded Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers under the 1915(c) waiver authority. CMS published final rules that became effective in March 2014 that affected these […]

Coastal Resiliency Planning

Three of Alaska’s Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) – the Arctic, Western Alaska, and Aleutian and Bering Sea LCCs – initiated a collaborative effort to develop tools, information and strategies to help resource managers, local decision-makers and communities better respond to the changes and challenges facing coastal Alaska communities in the face of climate change. Agnew::Beck […]

Agnew::Beck Boise Office Moves

The Agnew::Beck Boise office recently moved to a new location at 802 West Bannock Street, Suite 803. Stop by, say “hi” and check out the new views!

Alaska Behavioral Health Systems Assessment

The goal of the Alaska Behavioral Health Systems Assessment was to assess the need among Alaskans for publicly funded behavioral health services and to assess the current capacity of the State of Alaska’s behavioral health system to meet that need. Agnew::Beck and subcontractor Hornby Zeller Associates teamed up to conduct the quantitative and qualitative components […]

Alaska Medicaid Redesign and Expansion Technical Assistance

Agnew::Beck led a multi-disciplinary consulting team to guide and inform the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to develop a set of recommendations for redesigning the Medicaid program to achieve the Department’s goals. Agnew::Beck worked with two national firms: Health Management Associates (HMA), a health research and consulting firm, and Milliman, an actuarial firm […]

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Update

The Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC) is a non-profit regional economic development organization for Southwest Alaska. Agnew::Beck was hired to help SWAMC update the SWAMC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS, which is required by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), guides SWAMC’s efforts and provides staff with the background and direction they need for […]

Mat-Su Health Foundation: Community Engagement Initiative

The Mat-Su Health Foundation’s (MSHF) Community Engagement Initiative is part of a broader effort to assess community health, prioritize health issues and identify strategies to address them. After completing a community health assessment (CHA) of the Borough, the MSHF engaged Agnew::Beck to communicate the findings from the health assessment to Borough communities in order to […]

Agnew::Beck Training Catalog

Agnew::Beck released a catalog that describes the trainings we offer in Leadership + Public Engagement, Program Design, Performance Monitoring + Evaluation, Communications, and Community + Project Planning + Implementation. Visit our Training page to download the catalog.