Immunization Improvement Campaign

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bethel Public Utility Feasibility Study

Bethel, Alaska is currently served by a privately owned, for-profit utility which also provides diesel-generated power to three outlying communities. The high cost of energy impacts virtually every dimension of life in Bethel. This sense of urgency has increased interest in new approaches and new solutions for the Bethel community and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region. The […]

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 […]

Donlin Gold Regional Workforce Development Study

The Donlin Gold project is an ambitious effort to develop a large-scale gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The mine, located 155 miles upriver from Bethel and ten miles north of Crooked Creek in the middle of the Kuskokwim River delta, is expected to have a total active life of 27 years. The mine is […]

Alaska’s Rainforest Islands Marketing Strategy

Agnew::Beck helped the communities of Petersburg, Wrangell and Prince of Wales Island develop a Central Southeast Alaska Marketing Strategy to improve the visitor industry in the region. As part of this marketing effort, sparked by the coming of a new regional ferry system in Central Southeast Alaska, a series of stakeholder meetings were held to […]

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, […]

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 […]

Family-Centered Substance Abuse Treatment and Supportive Housing

Agnew::Beck is currently assisting the State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS), Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) with the Anchorage-based replication and implementation of the SHIELDS for Families model, an innovative program from Southern California that jointly provides substance abuse treatment and housing services for families involved in the child protection system. […]

Centennial Village Senior Housing: Program Development, Site Planning + Facility Improvements

Agnew::Beck worked with Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) to develop a comprehensive wellness plan for residents living in Centennial Village, a senior housing community in East Anchorage. AB conducted stakeholder surveys and focus group meetings to inform a preliminary assessment of residents’ health status and interest in support services and activities as they age on […]

Hillside District Plan

The Municipality of Anchorage commissioned the Hillside District Plan to provide greater specificity for land use and public services than the municipality-wide Anchorage 2020 Comprehensive Plan. It also replaces the Hillside Wastewater Management Plan. The Hillside District’s complex land use and infrastructure issues requires a plan that carefully considered multiple viewpoints to establish sound public […]

Mat-Su Community Plans

Agnew::Beck has completed community and recreation plans throughout the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, including Comprehensive Plans for six communities and recreation and tourism plans for Talkeetna and several specific waterfronts and parks. These projects were all approved locally and by the Mat-Su Borough Assembly.  In all these plans we have been responsible for understanding goals for community […]

Bethel Comprehensive Plan

As the hub of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta, Bethel has been experiencing growth from the region’s 56 villages, and many regional conditions have changed since the city’s comprehensive plan was adopted in 1997. Bethel currently faces many economic and development challenges, including extremely high energy and housing prices, the need to diversify the local economy, and […]

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 […]

Cook Inlet Housing Authority Business Enterprise Research + Planning

The Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is the Tribally Designated Housing Authority for the Cook Inlet Region, Inc. CIHA specializes in quality affordable housing for elders, individuals and families in the Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI). CIHA has contracted with Agnew::Beck to assist with several initiatives: Centennial Village Wellness PlanAgnew::Beck worked with CIHA to develop […]

Native Village of Kwinhagak Pre-Development Plan for Build-to-Own Housing

As part of a team lead by Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) and funded by the Foraker Pre-Development program, Agnew::Beck worked with the Native Village of Kwinhagak (NVK) to develop a feasible financial model and pre-development plan for  a build-to-own housing program for the Quinhagak community.  NVK, as the tribally designated housing authority (TDHA) for […]