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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pratt Museum Site Plan

The Pratt Museum is an excellent regional museum, dedicated to sharing stories about the cultural and natural history of the Kachemak Bay region. As part of the Foraker Pre-Development Program, the museum worked with architect Steve Fishback, the firm ECI/Hyer, Inc., and Agnew::Beck. A::B was responsible to prepare a site development program and physical plan […]

Anchorage Public Library Community Plan

Agnew::Beck worked with Himmel & Wilson Library Consultants as well as RIM Architects to assist the Anchorage Library Foundation with the development of a Strategic Plan for the Anchorage Public Library (Z.J. Loussac Public Library). Our team produced a community-driven action plan for public library service in Anchorage. Public participation for the Anchorage Library Community […]

AWWU Public Information Campaign

The Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) constructs and manages Anchorage’s $7.9 billion investment in water and sewer infrastructure, the system that provides reliable water and wastewater services to more than 230,000 residents. Agnew::Beck contracted with AWWU to develop a proactive, integrated community education and outreach plan, designed to help the public more clearly understand […]

Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Museum Native Archive Project Evaluation

Agnew::Beck was hired by AVCP to evaluate the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Museum Native Archive Project that was funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Native Education program. Agnew::Beck worked closely with AVCP staff and community members to determine whether the project was successful in meeting the objectives outlined in […]