CDC Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Long-term Care Planning

Recommendations for an Alaska Long-term Care Strategic PlanClient: State Of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 2012 Long-term care, also called long-term services and supports, is care for people who need help with activities of daily living, such as feeding themselves, bathing, dressing, grooming and moving around. In fiscal year 2012, the State of […]

Technical Assistance, Rural Outreach and Proposal Development

Agnew::Beck holds multiple contracts with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to provide research, pre-project planning, technical assistance, strategic planning, program planning, business planning and analysis, board training and proposal development services. We have worked on many projects for the State of Alaska and nonprofit organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries. Through one of our Trust […]

Iliuliuk Family Health Services Community Needs Assessment + Action Plan

Iliuliuk Family and Health Services, Inc. (IFHS) has a long history of providing services to the community of Unalaska since its official founding in 1972. The community health center serves two main communities: residents of Unalaska and the fishing fleet of the Bering Sea. IFHS makes operational shifts to accord with shifts in the fishing […]

Outreach + Strategic Planning for Tobacco Prevention and Control

Leadership to Eliminate Alaskan Disparities (LEAD)Agnew::Beck assisted the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to identify and address health disparities in tobacco use through a smart, well-crafted strategic plan. The ultimate goal of this project is to reduce disparities in tobacco use to improve health outcomes for individuals and communities. Agnew::Beck provided five related types of […]

Alaska Food Policy Council Strategic Plan, Action Planning, Facilitation + Support

In Alaska, as in other parts of the country, there is a growing awareness of the need for an organized voice to address policies affecting a group of food-related issues ranging from food security to economic development. The Alaska Food Policy Council emerged from a groundswell of interest from individuals voicing these concerns across the […]

Strategic Prevention Framework, State Incentive Grant

The goal of the State of Alaska’s Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) grant program is to prevent substance use, abuse and dependency at the state/tribal, regional and community level. The Department of Health and Social Services awarded grants to six community coalitions to use the five-step Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) developed by […]