Alaska Partnership Project Implementation Support

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge

The Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge engages six cross-disciplinary teams together from across the globe to work with Alaska communities to design, prototype, test and evaluate in-home water and sewer systems for rural Alaska. Current community level piped systems are expensive to build and operate, funding is decreasing, and for a variety of reasons there […]

City of Boise Housing Needs Analysis

Boise is Idaho’s largest city with more than 200,000 residents and a growing inventory of 90,000 housing units. In 2014, the City of Boise Housing and Community Development Division launched a housing needs analysis process and hired Agnew::Beck and RPI Consulting to lead the effort. The primary goal of the analysis was to describe current conditions […]

Bristol Bay Family Resource Center Planning & Development

Agnew::Beck was hired to provide community and facility planning services to seven communities in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska. The family resource centers that were developed in Bristol Bay varied in size and occupancy, depending on the capacity and needs of each village. The most ambitious of these centers included space for nine services […]

Lake and Peninsula Borough Comprehensive Plan

Agnew::Beck was hired by the Lake and Peninsula Borough to update their Comprehensive Plan. Building from past planning efforts, this plan focuses on identifying specific, tangible, near term actions that can be address the challenges and opportunities facing the region.  This work has been done from the ground up.  Earlier this year, borough staff, Planning […]

Tribal Environmental Program Training and Environmental Planning Workbook (Green Book)

Agnew::Beck was contracted to assist the Bristol Bay Native Association in conducting an IGAP Work Plan Development Workshop and developing a Tribal Environmental Program Workbook for tribal environmental program staff. The workshop provides a training format and planning framework to help tribal environmental program staff prepare successful IGAP proposals. The workbook is intended to guide […]

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 […]

Urban Prints Social Enterprise Business Plan

Agnew::Beck helped the Anchorage Urban League form a volunteer board, achieve nonprofit status, obtain membership in the National Urban League, and create a website. The Anchorage Urban League is now nearly three years in existence, has established a successful track record of projects to increase economic and social parity between people of diverse cultural backgrounds […]

Marrulut Eniit “Grandma’s House” Assisted Living Home

Marrulut Eniit Assisted Living (MEAL), also known as “Grandma’s House,” was facing significant challenges to continuing its operation. In November 2010, MEAL engaged Agnew::Beck to develop a clear plan to achieve long-term sustainability. Working closely with the State of Alaska’s Senior and Disabilities Services, Rural Long Term Care Coordinator, Agnew::Beck analyzed the current business model, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Technical Assistance for Affordable and Accessible Housing Focus Area

Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP), Karluk Manor Housing First Program (2009-2010)In 2010, Agnew::Beck assisted RurAL CAP in program design, operations plan, feasibility analysis, and a pro forma to secure a $4 million dollar grant through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Special Needs Housing grant program for RurAL CAP. Funding was secured for the […]

Nez Perce Multi-Purpose Training Education + Business Incubator Facility Feasibility Study

The Nez Perce Tribe (Nimi’ipuu) of Northern Idaho contracted with Agnew::Beck to complete a feasibility study for a Multi-Purpose Training Education and Business Incubator Facility. The facility serves as a one-stop educational center, offering workforce training, early to adult education and a business incubator for tribal members and other residents from Idaho, eastern Washington and […]